Window on the Work: Christopher Fleming 9/16/2012

Join the Swarthmore Project of the Dept. of Music Dance in a WINDOW ON THE WORK with CHRISTOPHER FLEMING

Where: Boyer Studio

When: 3PM, Sunday, September 16

Established in 2012, the newly formed BalletFleming has quickly emerged as an innovative and exciting new dance company. In creating original works by choreographer, writer and director Christopher Fleming, the group explores innovative approaches to storytelling, musical theatre and symphonic expositions.

As a member of the New York City Ballet, Mr. Fleming danced Principal roles in works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins. He also headed a group of soloists and principals from New York City Ballet, which toured Europe with his choreography as well as that of George Balanchine. With Mr. Balanchine’s encouragement he embarked on a career as a choreographer and received a fellowship from the National Choreographic Institute under the Direction of Barbara Weisberger.  Mr. Fleming served as the Artistic Director of the Compañia Colombiana de Ballet at the Teatro Colon in Bogota, Colombia from 1985 to 1990. He was named Artistic Director of Bay Ballet Theatre in Tampa, Florida in 1993. For ten years he served as Assistant Director and Resident Choreographer for The Rock School for Dance Education, in Philadelphia, PA.

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