and the Living Arts

Come Dance With Me
2018

Ballet for Adults and Seniors

  • Adult Ballet Lessons

  • Barre on the floor - Boris Kniaseff Technique

  • Ballet Mime and Expression Workshop

Taught by Robert de Warren, international ballet director emeritus, who enjoys sharing with students stories about his own dance history.

Come Learn With Me

Fascinating multimedia lectures.

Robert de Warren vividly communicates the great innovations occurring in ballet in the 21st century.  Explore the influences that are transforming the classical technique and enriching the artistic expressive needs of modern choreography which incorporates the most contemporary dance languages and even hip hop.   Enjoy lectures on the history of  ballet,  the role of a choreographer, and personal glimpses into the lives of such greats as  Nureyev, Akram Kahn, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.  

      “ Robert de Warren is a wonderful, charismatic voice from the dance world, who delivers our history with great  style and panache! "

     Julie Kent - Past Principal Dancer,

American Ballet Theatre 

    Artistic Director - The Washington Ballet 

Professional Coaching

Artistry and Technique in Classical and Contemporary styles.

 

Robert de Warren is an internationally recognized coach assuring that his dancers reach the highest standards in:

                   • Competitive Dance

                   • Artistic development

                   • Technical advancement

                   • Stylistic interpretation

 

NEW POINTE WORK CLASS for adult  dancers.  Pointe technique, styles and the benefit of years of directing and training others.   Starting mid- January. If interested

apply through this email. We look forward to forming this new group.

By appointment: sidafinc@gmail.com 

BALLET FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

New Schedule 2018

LECTURES AND CLASS SCHEDULES

LECTURE SERIES by ROBERT DE WARREN

LONGBOAT KEY EDUCATION CENTER

 http:// www.lbkeducationcenter.org    Phone: 941-383-8811

 

 

SHAKESPEAREAN COMEDY AND DRAMA IN BALLET

“The Unspoken Word”  

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Othello"

Start Date: Tuesday, January 9. End Date: January 16

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Sessions: 2

 

TWO 21st CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHERS - Alexei Ratmansky

and Akram Khan

February 2018

Start Date: Wednesday February 21. End Date: February 28

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Sessions: 2

 

MADAME BUTTERFLY - Opera as inspiration for ballet.

Start and End Date: Tuesday, March 27

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

 

VISITING LECTURES SERIES

SIDAF WILL BRING OUR LECTURES AND COURSES TO YOU!

 

We offer lectures and ballet classes for adults and seniors at area housing and condominium associations and clubs, and assisted living residences and retirement communities.

Participatory associations include, for example, Plymouth Harbor, The Isles in Palmer Ranch, and Westminster Towers.

 

Information sidafinc@gmail.com  Phone: 941-706-3112

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Founder - President  -

Artistic Director Emeritus

In a career at the forefront of the international Art of Dance, Robert de Warren has enriched the organizations he has worked with  as a dancer, director, choreographer, designer and educator on four continents.  His expertise, patience and dedication have given many dance institutions and artists a solid step in achieving their future success. His longstanding collaboration with most of the notable dance personalities of our time offers a treasure trove of information and knowledge as a resource for future generations.

ROBERT DE WARREN

SIDAF

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For more information about Robert De Warren's  rich and varied international  career as  a Master Director, Choreographer, Designer and Author of "Destiny's Waltz - In Step With Giants", visit: www.robertdewarren.org

CAROLL MICHELS

Chair

Caroll Michels, a career coach and artist-advocate, has helped thousands of artists with career strategies and development.  She is the author of the classic handbook, "How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist:  Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul," which is now going into its 7th edition.   Her artwork has been exhibited in museums in the United States and abroad, including the Georges Pompidou Museum in Paris; Haus am Waldsee, Internationale Kunst in Berlin, Germany, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.  In New York, she was on the faculty of the New School University and served as chairperson of the Fine Arts Advisory Board of the Fashion Institute of Technology.

DR. SHERRY LAWRENCE

Director - Education

GEORGETTE D'AMELIO

Arts advocate and arts educator for more than 40 years, Georgette D’Amelio has taught thousands of Manatee County students in elementary, middle and senior high schools. Also trained as an Art Therapist, D’Amelio has presented numerous workshops on the use of the healing arts for children with autism, attention deficit disorder and emotional disabilities.   She has authored several articles that were featured in the magazine "Arts Education" and also presented at national symposiums.  Retired from teaching, D’Amelio, who has always been a fine artist,  now has the time to  pursue her love of art making.

Secretary

Dr. Sherry Lawrence serves on the Advisory Board of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Center for PAinT (Partnerships for Arts Integrated Teaching). Dr. Lawrence has worked with thousands of students and professionals in the areas of fine and performing arts and gifted education.  She is a member of the Arts Education Task Force for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, and the U.S. National Committee for United Nations Women.  She holds a doctorate in behavioral science.

ABOUT SIDAF

The Sarasota Dance Festival, Inc.(SIDAF) was founded in 2010 by artistic director and choreographer Robert de Warren.  SIDAF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes an appreciation and better understanding of the art form of dance through education, performances, and exhibitions. SIDAF has presented an annual summer pre-professional intensive with prominent guest artists showcased in the Carreño Dance Festival and the Festival of Stars. Although there have been ample provisions for classical ballet in our area, a dearth existed in 21st century international contemporary ballet and modern dance.  As a stepping stone in bringing these forms of dance to the Gulf Coast, SIDAF presented "LIFTED: An Evening of Contemporary Dance," at the Sarasota Opera House. The project was in partnership with Drew Jacoby, a principal dancer with the celebrated Netherlands Dance Theater.

SIDAF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation will help widen the circle of SIDAF program recipients in schools, colleges, universities, educational organizations, and under-served communities.

Donations are tax-deductible.

 

The Sarasota International Dance Festival, Inc. meets all of the requirements

specified by the Florida Solicitation and Contribution Act. The State of Florida registration number ch34186: a copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

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