8 Feb 2017
Donor Spotlight: Mary & David Patino
You are such longstanding supporters of the arts in Arizona. What inspired such generosity specifically to Ballet Arizona?
Ballet Arizona provides a special joy with the high quality art of expression.
Why do you continue to give?
We enjoy the complexity of the performances and how they demonstrate emotions and thoughts into elegant movement. Young choreographers need to be encouraged to keep creating.
What ballets inspire you the most?
We enjoy all the ballets, but especially those by Balanchine and also the Today’s Masters.
What are you looking forward to this season?
The Today’s Masters always surprise.
What is your favorite memory at Ballet Arizona?
We enjoy getting to know the dancers and understanding their passion and discipline to create moving art so precise and physically demanding. Also…Nayon’s choreography to Pink Floyd…wonderful.
Why is it important to donate to the arts?
The arts bring beauty and soul to a community.
Any other comments that you’d like to contribute?
Ballet Arizona provides vignettes that help enhance and deepen our understanding of the emotions and physicality of this art form. We never tire of learning more.
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Thank you for every way you support Ballet Arizona Mary and David! We are so lucky and very grateful for you.
It was nice to see you two again last night, and to meet your friend Lee (my Grandfather’s name, easy to remember). Thanks for your support of the art of ballet, and of this company.