Ballet Technique for Contemporary Program • July 15-20
2012 School Programs
Igal Perry, Founder and Artistic Director of Peridance Capezio Center andPeridance Contemporary Dance Company (established 1983/1984), is a renowned choreographer, ballet master, and dance educator. Perry's ballet class introduces a fresh and open approach to the study of traditional ballet vocabulary and eloquently fuses the different elements of ballet. He has taught in Holland, Prague, Tokyo, Sweden, China, and Korea, and serves as Guest Master Teacher at The Juilliard School. Perry's choreography, often in collaboration with contemporary composers has been described as having "shrewdly theatrical timing" (Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice), and being "blessedly inventive" (Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times). His works have been set on prestigious companies, including Batsheva and Bat-Dor Dance Companies (Israel), Complexions Dance Company (New York City), Companhia de Dança de Lisboa (Portugal), Alberta Ballet (Canada), Florence Dance Festival, (Italy), and Teatro Alla Scala (Milan).