Thursday
Jan172013

EDWARD VILLELLA  

Words On Dance returns to New York in this newest collaboration with The Paley Center for Media, on Monday, March 11, 2013.

Join us for an evening of conversation and television and film clips as the legendary dancer and artistic director Edward Villella talks about his extraordinary and unique career. In 1957, Villella joined the corps de ballet of Balanchine's New York City Ballet at the age of 21, and weeks later was cast as the male lead in Jerome Robbins's Afternoon of a Faun—subsequently going on to have unparalleled success in a series of classic Balanchine ballets including Prodigal Son, A Midsummer Night's DreamJewels, andApollo. After retiring from the stage Villella segued into the role of Artistic Director. In 1986, Villella founded the Miami City Ballet, and led it to international success for over twenty-five years. Among his distinguished honors are the 1997 Kennedy Center Honor, and the National Medal of Arts, the 38th annual Capezio Dance Award, and the National Society of Arts & Letters Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The conversation will be hosted by Crista Villella, former ballet mistress of Miami City Ballet, and currently repetiteur for Twyla Tharp. 

 

LIMITED PATRON SEATING $150

 *Invitation to observe Edward Villella teach
   a Master Class at 
   The School of American Ballet, March 9
 *Premium seat at the Paley Center for Media on 
   March 11, & post program reception with Mr. Villella 
Call Now!
charge by phone
415.793.9317 or visit Villella.eventbrite to purchase online

Honorary Chairs
Cynthia Gregory     Goldie Hawn   Eliot Feld      Twyla Tharp
Violette Verdy    Robert LaFosse     Patricia McBride   Helgi Tomasson
Honorary Committee
Rachel Norton  Amanda Vaill    Roberta Silbert    Marcia Preiss
WORDS ON DANCE AT THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA
SUPPORTED BY THE JEROME ROBBINS FOUNDATION
                           Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Restaurants, and The Kimberly Hotel
visit paleycenter.org for general seating