FAU Jupiter’s LLS Presents Renowned Ballet Photographer
“Staying Power: A Balanchine Dancer’s Story of Survival,” sponsored by Rita Stein, will include the professional and personal milestones and setbacks via compelling, uncensored tales.
Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society will present a lecture by ballet photographer Steven Caras on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.
“Staying Power: A Balanchine Dancer’s Story of Survival,” sponsored by Rita Stein, will include the professional and personal milestones and setbacks via compelling, uncensored tales beginning with Caras’ mockridden childhood and struggles with sexuality, to his days as a dancer during the true golden era of dance in America under the leadership of ballet’s towering genius, George Balanchine. His career as a dance photographer was the second of many subsequent callings, yet no easier nor less complicated than dancing.
At the age of 18, Caras was personally invited to join the New York City Ballet by Balanchine. Over the next 14 years, he would dance worldwide in numerous masterworks choreographed by Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. The Steven Caras Dance Photography Collection (in excess of 120,000 photographs) is considered to be one of the most valuable, historically significant dance archives of all time which features many of the dance world’s most celebrated artists and institutions.
Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. For more information, contact the Lifelong Learning Society at 561-799-8547 or visit www.fau.edu/llsjupiter.