13 July 2017
Q: You are such longstanding supporters of the arts in Arizona. What inspired such generosity specifically to Ballet Arizona?
A: Yes, we are longstanding supporters of the arts because we believe that the community needs diverse arts and culture to be truly successful.
“Giselle”, Photo by Rosalie O’Connor[/caption]
Q: What ballets, contemporary or classical, have inspired you the most?
A: We love contemporary dance; the shapes and the form are what excite us, although Giselle will always be a favorite.
“Ballet Under the Stars”, photo by Ballet Arizona.
Q: What are you looking forward to this season?
A: We always look forward to New Works. We love the program (Dancer’s Choice) where the dancers do the choreography.
John and Oonagh Boppart
Q: What is your favorite memory that involves Ballet Arizona?
A: The first Ballet Under the Stars that we attended, and watching people who have never experienced ballet before, particularly the children, respond to this beautiful art form.
“Rigged Games” choreography by Nayon Iovino. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.
Q: Any other comments you’d like to contribute?
A: Ballet Arizona has grown to become one of the top ballet institutions in America. It has been a great experience to witness the development.
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