Voyage de Danse' to honor Champlain

The ballet will be led by artistic director and Norte Maar's resident choreographer, Julia K. Gleich, and include a commissioned score by composer Paul Siskind. The ballet will feature Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet of London, the New York Baroque Dance Company from New York City, and First Nations performers.

The performance will be made possible, in part, from a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts received by the historical society. Geri Favreau, the historical society's president, said the funding will once again help "ensure that this performance will be of a high standard."

"Jason does an amazing job of bringing in professional performers and putting together a wonderful show," said Favreau. "The society strives to bring both historical and cultural programs to our beautiful village and this is a great opportunity for us to achieve this goal."

Performances will be held 7 p.m., nightly, Thursday, July 23, through Saturday, July 25, at the Rouses Point Civic Center on Lake Street. A special free matinee for children will also be held July 25 at 1 p.m.

For more information about the Samuel de Champlain ballet, including ticket prices, call 1-646-361-8512 or visit www.nortemaar.org. Details on this and other Champlain Quadricentennial events may also be found on www.discoverlakechamplain400.org.

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