ARABESQUE EVENTS

BOLSHOI BALLET IN HD: RAYMONDA

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1 PM

Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history showcasing the ballerina as the ultimate virtuoso. One of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, the ballet is fully armed with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, and a title role suited for the outstanding ballerina Olga Smirnova. Janine Parker, artist-in-residence in dance at Williams College, introduces the ballet and discusses connections between dance and visual art.

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PERFORMING ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE CONCERT

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2 PM

In conjunction with the Arabesque exhibition and celebrating the arabesque form in music, the Performing Artists in Residence program continues with co-artistic directors Jeewon Park (piano) and Edward Arron (cello) presenting a special program of chamber music. They are joined by Jennifer Frautschi (violin) in a program that includes:
Schumann: Arabesque in C Major for Solo Piano, Opus 18
Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Opus 7
Debussy: Arabesque No. 1 for Solo Piano, L. 66
Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Opus 97 “Archduke”
This performance is presented through the generous support of Mela and Paul Haklisch.


A reception for the artists follows the program. Click here to purchase tickets, or call the box office at 413 458 0524.

JODY SPERLING DANCE PERFORMANCE

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 1 PM

In conjunction with the Arabesque exhibition, dancer-choreographer Jody Sperling appears live at the Clark to share the artistry of modern dance pioneer Loïe Fuller and explore the arabesque influence on dance. Using fabric, motion, and light, Fuller created a unique art form that made her the embodiment of the Art Nouveau movement. Sperling is the foremost modern interpreter of Fuller’s distinctive choreography.

Free; no reservations required.

BOLSHOI BALLET IN HD: GISELLE

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 1 PM

In this brand-new production of Giselle, world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.
 Janine Parker, artist-in-residence in dance at Williams College, introduces the ballet.

Click here to purchase tickets, or call the box office at 413 458 0524.