LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts has announce the return of internationally acclaimed Elisa Monte Dance for a performance at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 22.
Elisa Monte Dance founded in 1981, bridges cultural barriers through the universal language of dance. From its earliest recognition on the world stage in 1982 as "Best Company" at the International Dance Festival of Paris, the company has succeeded for more than three decades. The work of Elisa Monte, a former principal dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch and Pilobolus, is widely recognized for its highly athletic and sensual style, as well as its technical and physical acuity, exploring a multitude of topics and themes.
The company has performed in more than 40 nations on five continents. They have also appeared in several major dance festivals some being, the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, Jacobs Pillow, The Spoleto Festival both US and Italy, Umbria, Italy and Lincoln Center's Out of Doors to Steps '98 Switzerland, and participated in Weimar, Germany 1999 Cultural Capital activities.
Elisa Monte Dance continues to broaden its mission including educational outreach initiatives designed to foster an appreciation of dance in young people, developing and encouraging talented young choreographers through its Choreographic Initiative funded in part by its newest component, the Junior Board, which is committed to bringing the Company's message to a younger audience.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $8 for children 12 and under. The program is funded in part by the Frances Murdock Memorial Fund at Adirondack Community Trust.
For ticket reservations or more information, contact the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Box Office at 518-523-2512 or visit www.LakePlacidArts.org. This residency program is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.