Central Indiana Dance Ensemble Kicks Off Fifteenth Anniversay Season with recognition from the Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundationon 4 August 2014

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Central Indiana Dance Ensemble Kicks Off Fifteenth Anniversary Season with Recognition from the Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation

CARMEL, IN – AUGUST 6, 2014 – The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble (CIDE), a pre-professional ballet company based in Carmel, Indiana, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation to have Aprino’s Birthday Variations staged by Kim Sagami. Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey are the founders of the Joffrey Ballet and this recognition marks the first time this distinction has been bestowed upon an Indianapolis area company. CIDE is excited to be able to include this piece in its fifteenth anniversary repertoire.

Kim Sagami, a former Joffrey dancer and secretary of Arpino Joffrey Foundation, will be working with CIDE’s senior company from August 6th -9th. Birthday Variations, is a classical work commissioned by Becky D’Angelo as a birthday present to her husband. This poignant piece was first performed in 1986 and features six dancers, with the five female dancers representing the five women in his life.

Suzann DeLay, CIDE’s Artistic Director says “We are thrilled to have received this incredible honor and it’s a privilege to be able to perform this beautiful piece during our fifteenth season.”

Birthday Variations will be performed at CIDE’s Mixed Rep production in March at The Tarkington – Center for the Performing Arts. Season tickets are now on sale for CIDE’s fifteenth anniversary season, which includes two full-length ballets, The Nutcracker and Cinderella, and a repertoire performance, Mixed Rep. For more information on season tickets, visit cidedance.org or call 317-844-7453.

ABOUT CENTRAL INDIANA DANCE ENSEMBLE Central Indiana Dance Ensemble (CIDE) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization committed to bringing the art of dance to the community. CIDE was founded in 1999 by Artistic Director, Suzann DeLay. In 2006, CIDE received Honor Company status in the Regional Dance America association. Members of CIDE have been recipients of scholarships to many of the top companies and schools. For more information, visit cidedance.org.

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