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CityDance Conservatory Closes Season in Strathmore Concert Hall
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From Julie Gerdes Becnel: On June 16 at 7:30pm, the young talents of

CityDance Conservatory will take the main stage of the Strathmore Music Center’s

Concert Hall for an exciting evening of dance in the concert, Seeing with our

Hearts. This second annual Conservatory Concert will present 100 of the School’s

highest-level Conservatory/Select Dancers in a 90-minute performance.


During the 2011-2012 season, CityDance provided its talented dancers the opportunity

to work with national and international professional artists to develop their personal

and artistic growth. Seeing with our Hearts highlights the challenging and complex

contemporary, classical and fusion repertory that was created as a result of these

partnerships with renowned artists.


The evening will also feature classical repertory arrangements by Ludmila Morkovina,

CityDance’s Ballet Mistress, who recently won the Best Coach Award at the World

Ballet Competition for her preparation of CityDance Conservatory Dancer, Larissa

Nugent, who won gold.


Special guest appearances will include Marcelo Martinez of Carolina Ballet and young

musicians of the Maryland Classical Youth Orchestra. Music selections for the

performance range from Bette Midler and Duke Ellington to Tchaikovsky and

Alexander Grosky.


This is the last chance to see CityDance’s Conservatory Dancers perform before they

depart for Brazil on June 23. As part of CityDance’s commitment to exposing its

students to internationally known professional artists, 17 members of the Conservatory

will go to Rio de Janeiro for a two-week educational dance exchange program,

developed by Lorraine Spiegler, CityDance’s Artistic Director of Studio Education.

The group will take classes at several notable dance centers in Rio, while also

performing in showings of their existing repertory.


Tickets for Seeing with our Hearts are $18 and can be purchased online at

strathmore.org/eventstickets/calendar.asp or by calling 301.581.5100.

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