The School of American Ballet
2013 WINTER BALL: A Night in the Far East – Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7pm and 9pm
- Corporate Chair Nicolas Luchsinger; Honorary Chairs Coco Kopelman, Elizabeth R. Miller, Liz Peek, and Betsy Pitts; Event Chairs Diana DiMenna, Julia Koch, Jenny Paulson, Laura Zeckendorf; and Young Patron Chairs Amanda Brotman, Brie Bythewood, Ann-Marie MacFarlane, and William Yang, Peter Martins, Jock Soto, Darci Kistler, Ashley Bouder, Jared Angle, Rebecca Krohn, Kay Mazzo, Mikhail Baryshnikov & Lisa Rinehart, Kyle Blackmon, Fe Fendi, John Galantic, David Koch, Arie L. Kopelman, Alexandra Lebenthal, John Paulson, Al Roker & Deborah Roberts, Kelly Rutherford, Will Zeckendorf
- David H. Koch Theater. 20 Lincoln Center Plaza . New York, NY
- The School of American Ballet’s 2013 Winter Ball: A Night in the Far East
- Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7pm – Arrivals
- Monday, March 11, 2013 at 9pm – After-Party Arrivals
- Photographers and crews must show press credentials.
ADVANCE RSVP IS REQUIRED FOR PERMISSION TO SHOOT.
The School of American Ballet announces the 2013 Winter Ball: A Night in the Far East at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 11, 2013, sponsored by legendary French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels. Cocktails begin at 7pm and dinner will commence at 8pm, followed by The Encore dessert and dancing at 9pm. Attire is black tie. To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, please contact Natalie Schweizer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 769-6610.
This glamorous annual dinner dance is attended by 500 patrons, including the School’s board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities. A highlight of the evening includes a one-time-only performance by the advanced students of The School of American Ballet choreographed by Silas Farley, who was selected this year by Peter Martins, Artistic Chairman of The School of American Ballet.
“Having observed Silas’ contribution to two fall SAB choreographic workshops, he struck me as impressive,” said Mr. Martins. “And of course, his commitment and enthusiasm for the School is well known.”
The décor of the 2013 Winter Ball will evoke the colors and ornaments of the Baron Alexis de Redé’s 1969 Le Bal Oriental, held at the Hotel Lambert in Paris. On March 11, 2013, SAB will transform the promenade with splendid décor, music and a singular performance; Van Cleef & Arpels will further evoke the ambiance of the Far East with a vivid tableaux vivant featuring pieces from the Van Cleef & Arpels collection.
For the sixth consecutive year, Van Cleef & Arpels is the lead corporate sponsor of the gala, with Corporate Chair Nicolas Luchsinger. This momentous occasion salutes the storied friendship between SAB’s founder George Balanchine and Van Cleef & Arpels founder Claude Arpels.
The Encore is the Winter Ball after-party. Following dinner, 200 of the city’s most sophisticated philanthropic young professionals join the Winter Ball for dancing and dessert. Dinner tickets include admission to The Encore and after-party-only tickets are also available.
The event is headed by Honorary Chairs Coco Kopelman, Elizabeth R. Miller, Liz Peek, and Betsy Pitts; Event Chairs Diana DiMenna, Julia Koch, Jenny Paulson, and Laura Zeckendorf; and Young Patron Chairs Amanda Brotman, Brie Bythewood, Ann-Marie MacFarlane, and William Yang. Proceeds from the Winter Ball enable SAB to award scholarships, maintain world-class studios and residence halls, and offer vital student programs beyond the ballet studio.
ABOUT SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET
The School of American Ballet, the official training academy of the New York City Ballet, was established in 1934 by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and philanthropist Lincoln Kirstein as the first and most essential step in their quest to create an American classical ballet company.
SAB, located at New York City’s Lincoln Center, is the premier ballet academy in the United States, training more students who go on to become professional dancers than any other school. SAB’s former students fill the ranks of the New York City Ballet and other leading U.S. and international ballet companies.
Silas Farley is one of a select group of SAB advanced students who was recently chosen by Peter Martins to begin their professional dance careers as apprentices at New York City Ballet. Silas, who hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been dancing since the age of 7, is an avid dancemaker who has been choreographing since childhood. A student at SAB since age 14, he has further expanded his choreographic skills through his enthusiastic participation in SAB’s annual Student Choreography Workshop; and in the summer of 2012 he was tapped by Peter Martins to choreograph at the Summer Session of the New York Choreographic Institute. Silas was a recipient of SAB’s 2012 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise and graduated from New York’s Professional Children’s School with the Jeffrey Lawrence Award for Excellence in all Subjects. Now 18, he was profiled last October in Vogue.
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