Library Program Focuses on African American Ballet Artists

The Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library will host “An Unlikely Two: Misty Copeland and Robert Battle” on Friday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. The presentation will cover the lives and careers of these highly acclaimed African American ballet and modern dance choreographers and dancers who became prominent figures in the dance world and African American culture.

Excerpts from the quintessential ballets “Swan Lake” and “Don Quixote” will be performed by librarian Laurence Krupinski, who has more than 20 years of dance experience and holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance. The program will also feature excerpts from Battle’s “Promenade.”

To register for the program, call the branch at 609-494-2480.

—E.E.

Reposted from The Sandpaper