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07/12/2013

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Sarasota News Leader July 12, 2013 Page 104 CARREÑO DANCE FESTIVAL TO RETURN FOR A THIRD YEAR Since its founding in 2010, international ballet star José Carreño has served as artistic director of the Sarasota annual dance festival bearing his name. Now, in addition to his duties at the Carreño Dance Festival, he has been named artistic director for the well-respected Ballet San Jose in California, the company has announced. In Silicon Valley, Carreño is working on plans for the Ballet San Jose's 2013-2014 season, a news release notes. However, he will return to Sarasota in time for the opening of the third annual Summer Master Class Series at the Sarasota Opera House and the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School from July 29 through Aug. 17, culminating in the traditional Festival of Stars performance, the release adds. "My expectations for another successful summer program in Sarasota are extremely high," Carreño says in the release. "We have an impressive roster of pre-professional students" from across the United States, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom, he notes, "and we are welcoming another incredible international faculty." José Carreño and Julie Kent perform a pas de deux in The Merry Widow. Photo courtesy of ABT-Gene Schiavone Highlighting the Festival of Stars program at 5 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Sarasota Opera House will be a performance of the pas de deux from The Merry Widow with Kent and Carreño, the release continues. The program also will feature The Sleeping Beauty Suite as well as A Contemporary Mood, especially created for the Festival of Stars by Carlos dos Santos with Among the faculty members assembled by original music by David Goldstein. Carreño and Robert de Warren, president of the Sarasota International Dance Festival, are Appearing in the Rose Adagio from Sleeping Beauty will be Shelby Elsbree from the BosLoipa Araujo, co-director of the English Naton Ballet, a Sarasota native who danced with tional Ballet; Yuri Fateev, director of the Mathe Royal Danish Ballet for four years, the reriinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia; Rinat lease adds. Other guest artists will be Jordan Imaev, company teacher for American Ballet Elizabeth Long from the Royal Swedish Ballet Theatre; Carlos dos Santos, modern Brazilian and Nathan Chaney of Ballet Zurich. choreographer and master teacher; Magaly Suarez, master teacher and artistic director of Tickets are on sale at the Sarasota Opera box Florida Classical Ballet; and Julie Kent, prin- office: Call 328-1300 or visit www.sarasotaopera.org/carrenofestival.aspx. % cipal dancer from American Ballet Theatre.

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