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BY SCOTT SIMONE   PUBLISHED JULY 12, 2013 AT 05:06 PM

From NYC, with Love

After being invited to a great dance concert in Mamaroneck, I felt I should express my appreciation as an NYC resident of what’s available in Westchester. What a pleasure!

It was the year-end performance of the Ballet des Amériques held on June 9 at the Emelin Theatre. In the first half of the program, the young pupils of the school performed a lively rendition of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

The other half of the program was dedicated to the professional dancers of the company performing short works choreographed to music ranging from Bach to Schubert and to composers of our time. But the choreography, all of it created by Ms. Alexis, went far beyond what a layman might expect as the dainty ruffling of tutus when thinking of ballet. It involved the audience in the topic at hand with energy and powerful expression of emotions, and that’s what made it so thrilling.

Robert Ferber, Jackson Heights, NYbdaspringperformanceposter2013large-791x1024

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