FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Ballet APP Encourages Interdisciplinary Arts Learning: Deepening the Knowledge of Ballet One Click at a Time
New York, NY-Oct 8, 2014
Through individual hand held devices, a new app, Ballet Society-Conversations on Dance, will bring dance history, art , theory, and guided conversation to the fingertips of aspiring pre-professional ballet dancers and beyond.
Why an app geared toward ballet dancers? Nancy Lassalle, Ballet Society’s director and School of American Ballet Emeritus Director, states:
“There has been a growing gap within the understanding of ballet history and theory amongst young dancers. While technically adept , they do not grasp the connection and importance between dance, the humanities and the rest of the art world. This app will fill that gap. Our test group responded so well to the app, so we feel we are on the right track.”
This app will not teach Ballet, project director Joseph Houseal explains:
“The Ballet Society app is not a technique-based app. We are not looking to replace the studio experience, which would be impossible and counterproductive. We are, however, working to help create a well-rounded dancer. By embracing new technology we are hoping to encourage new conversations about dance amongst young dancers, their mentors, and audience members. We aim to assist in the creative growth of Ballet as a craft and art form by bringing the great resources of art and history into the lives of those dancers who will embody its evolution. “
The Ballet Society app will be available on October 20, 2014 for purchase through the Apple Store with versions for both iPhone and iPad. Beginning with the topic of Classicism, new topics will be introduced every 3 months. Each topic will be presented through a series of images and texts curated to encourage and develop thought-provoking conversations to contribute to the growth of young artists. Each image will also include links to provide the user with more in-depth discovery.
For more information about Ballet Society please visit www.ballet-society.org
Contact: Kirsten Wilkinson, dancelegaciesworldwide, 808-349-3170
Kirsten Wilkinson, MA
Executive Director, Dance Legacies Worldwide