The Sarasota Ballet, Barbara Banks Photography and State of the Arts Gallery Team Up
In a spirited collaboration between The Sarasota Ballet, Barbara Banks Photography and State of the Arts Gallery, nine portraits of Sarasota Ballet Company members are now available for purchase in downtown Sarasota. With 10 percent of all proceeds going directly to The Sarasota Ballet to help fund future programing and the Company’s education programs, these images are truly unique and beautiful.
“This partnership launches these artist-athletes to new eyes, for the shared benefit of The Sarasota Ballet,” explains Banks, “The images show a dimension of dancers beyond performance, offering an opportunity to contemplate the perfection of stillness.”
On exhibit through summer 2014, all nine images are available in varied sizes and range in price from $500 to $3,800. Featured in the images are: Principals Ricardo Graziano, Danielle Brown and Ricardo Rhodes; Soloists Ricki Bertoni, Ellen Overstreet and Juan Gil; Coryphee members Kristianne Kleine and Sareen Tchekmedyian.
“With limited inventory, patrons shouldn’t wait to purchase these truly breathtaking works of art,” said Mary Anne Servian, Managing Director for The Sarasota Ballet.
For information and viewing, contact State of the Arts Gallery:
1525 State Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
About The Sarasota Ballet
Since 1990 The Sarasota Ballet, the Gulf Coast of Florida’s only professional ballet company, has been enriching lives, captivating emotions and strengthening the community through the art of dance. Under the leadership of Director Iain Webb, the Company’s expanded repertoire includes works by world-renowned choreographers such as Sir Frederick Ashton, Dame Ninette de Valois, Twyla Tharp, Antony Tudor, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, John Cranko, Hans van Manen, Andre Prokovsky, Dominic Walsh, Christopher Wheeldon and Matthew Bourne. Receiving national and international recognition for their diverse repertoire of rarely performed ballets, The Sarasota Ballet was recently noted by Sarah Kaufman, a dance critic for The Washington Post to be “…the jewel of this year’s Ballet Across America,’” a 2013 showcase of the best ballet companies from across the nation.