Posted on September 25, 2013
Frederic Franklin, the British-born dancer who performed with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo during the 1930s–1950s, and who played an integral role in the formation of ballet in the US, will be remembered in a memorial celebration of his life hosted by American Ballet Theatre at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York on October 14.
In a press statement from the company, “the memorial will be highlighted by film tributes as well as performances and guest speakers from many of the companies with which Franklin was affiliated, including ABT, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Richmond Ballet, Tulsa Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet”.
The Frederic Franklin Memorial Celebration, which commences at 4.30pm, is free and open to the public. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts is located at 100 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York.
Photograph: Marcus Blechman.