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American Cultural Center Announces American Music Series, Part III: "Dance in America: George Balanchine's Contributions to American Culture"

PR9757E | Date: 1997-10-02

The American Institute in Taiwan Cultural and Information Section will present a program on "Dance in America: George Balanchine's Contributions to American Culture," at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the American Cultural Center Auditorium, 54 Nan Hai Road, Taipei.

The speaker will be Nancy Reynolds, Director of Research for the George Balanchine Foundation in New York. She will visit Taipei in conjunction with an upcoming series of performances by the New York City Ballet at the National Theater. The ballet company's performances, sponsored by the National Theater and Concert Hall, National Cultural and Arts Foundation, and International New Aspect Cultural and Educational Foundation, will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-12, with 2 p.m. matinees Oct. 11 and 12. Ticket prices and other information may be obtained from the National Theater.

The theme of the New York City Ballet's performances in Taiwan will be "Salute to Balanchine." George Balanchine, who immigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1933, co-founded the New York City Ballet and helped to define the American style of ballet.

Nancy Reynolds is a former New York City Ballet dancer and since 1994 has been Director of Research for the George Balanchine Foundation. She has written extensively for art and dance publications and is an authority on 20th-century dance.

Ms. Reynolds' program is the third in the American Cultural Center's series on American music and culture. Her lecture will be in both English and Chinese.

A book display at Ms. Reynolds' program will introduce materials from the American Cultural Center Resource Service concerning American studies, arts, music, dance, society, and culture. Complimentary copies of magazines and pamphlets about American arts and culture will be available.

The lecture is free of charge and open to public. To obtain more information on the program, please contact Morris Huang by telephone at 02-2332-7981 ext. 215; fax, 2305-2120; or e-mail: "