Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on October 18, 2015 · Page C1
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page C1

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DemocratandChronicle .com Sunday,October18,201 5 Page1C SAID Already thinking of the holidays? Rochester City Ballet is, too. T he troupe opens its studios to its first “In Studio” event 7 p.m. Saturday, where the p ublic can watch a rehearsal of The Nutcracker . T our the studios, see how costumes are made, watch how the dancers train, and watch rehearsal of the holiday favor- i te. Rochester City Ballet performs The Nutcracker with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Nov. 25-29. “The ‘In Studio’ provides a great opportunity to get to know the dancers, ask them questions, and see how hard they work to bring The N utcracker to Rochester audiences,” said executive director Nichole Gantshar. “We’d love for people to meet our new company members.” R CB’s In Studio Series has exposed community members to an intimate, behind-the-scenes l ook at the creative process and an opportunity to experience dance. Admission is $10. ARTSWATCH ‘Nutcracker’ sneak peek ARTS BEAT FILE PHOTO The Rochester City Ballet hosts its first “In Studio” event Saturday. /2014*0-1"/ .!/$%-$) #!"#&' #%&'#&$ #!$(!# #%&'#&$# +,-,6+4-+1#/86*#+61#76,-**.!36!%)06/6&%-+5 *)#)68-(/8.3-/)06#+)*$&.)0)06*(,,-+)-42-'6+/-+ #/7+6&8(-1-#/7)06/6&%-+5*)#)6362.*3#)(+6" -&%*,+#!()"$'.)/"0 ".!%$'/+*,)$'#)1!-/&%& !+0#/0.)&1'..+&!2)#.%(.&%!*. %&"'!$#!% $('&(+"%!#'* !"*()-,"+ *,.&.*3 )+)($'## $(+'*$!)#%&",,- !"&$%'# T oday we open the hood and peer into the engine of artistic motivation. • Stephen Caffrey, you are the abstract painter Mark Rothko. Known f or his large expressionist blocks of bleeding colors, often vibrant reds. Did you ever feel the need to express yourself on canvas? • “I just did etchings to get girls to come back to my apartment,” he says, laughing. • Fine. John Ford-Dunker, you are Ken. A fictional character, a comp osite of the young art interns frequently employed by Rothko at his New York s tudios. Did you ever feel the urge to pick up a paintbrush? • Ford-Dunker sadly shakes his head, no. “When I was a kid, I did a few paintings,” he says. But those primal yips were long ago tucked away in the attic of his parents’ North Dakota home. Geva’s two-man play on artist MARK ROTHKO examines the conflict of commercial and artistic success “There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.” Mark Rothko JEFF SPEVAK @JEFFSPEVAK1 See ROTHKO, Page 5C

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