Remembering Carol Bartlett (1945-2012)
April 7th 2013APRIL 7 EVENT WILL CELEBRATE CAROL BARTLETT (1945-2012)
British-Born Choreographer Guided Peabody Dance for Quarter-Century
March 20, 2013, Baltimore, MD: Remembering Carol Bartlett, a celebration of the life and legacy of the British-born choreographer who was artistic director of the Peabody Institute’s dance program from 1988 until her death last December, will be held at Peabody on Sunday, April 7, at 7:30 pm.
“Carol was brilliantly creative, and she brought tremendous passion and intensity to everything she did,” said Carolee Stewart, Dean of the Peabody Preparatory. “We have lost a great teacher, a friend, an artist, and an inspiration to us all.”
Bartlett received her early dance training in England and went on to study with German expressionist dancer Sigurd Leeder from 1974-1979. She was a performer, teacher and choreographer in England and Switzerland before moving to California, where she taught and founded her own company. She led Peabody Dance for a quarter-century, planning, teaching contemporary dance, and serving as chief choreographer for its productions.
In addition to remarks by Institute Director Jeffrey Sharkey, Pennsylvania Ballet Founder and Peabody Dance Artistic Advisor Barbara Weisberger, and others, the April 7 event will include: a re-staging of Concerto, a work from 2009 choreographed by Bartlett to Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6; the premiere of a work choreographed by faculty member Meredith Rainey to Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel; and live and video excerpts of Bartlett’s classwork and choreography.
Remembering Carol Bartlett will take place in Peabody’s Miriam A. Friedberg Hall, 17 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance by calling the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800 or emailing email@example.com. The Choreography Showcase originally scheduled for April 6 and 7 has been canceled.
Those wishing to make a gift in Carol Bartlett’s memory or post condolences and remembrances may do so by visiting www.peabody.jhu.edu/preparatory/carolbartlett.
The oldest continuing dance training program in the United States, Peabody Dance will celebrate its centennial in 2014-15. The Peabody Institute, which also comprises the Peabody Conservatory, the highly regarded music school, is a division of The Johns Hopkins University.