Francis Patrelle to be honored with Kaatsbaan "Playing Field” Award
Francis Patrelle, founder of Dances Patrelle will be honored with the Kaatsbaan Award at the Starburst of Dance Gala on November 15, 2014 at the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center. For more information on the gala, visit http://www.kaatsbaan.org/events.html.
The evening benefits Kaatsbaan’s residency programs and honors the exceptional and unique artistic and choreographic talents of Francis Patrelle, Zvi Gotheiner, and Jacqulyn Buglisi with the first ever Kaatsbaan Playing Field Awards.
“I am very grateful to be included with these illustrious choreographers, knowing and enjoying both Zvi’s and Jacqulyn’s works,” said Francis Patrelle. “Kaatsbaan founders Greg and Bentley have been supportive of my work from the very beginning. Dances Patrelle has had the great pleasure to rehearse and perform Pop, The Hunt, Madame X (featuring Marcelo Gomes and Sandra Brown), Glad To Be Unhappy, and last season’s GILBERT & SULLIVAN, The Ballet at Kaatsbaan. Rehearsing and choreographing there have been some of the happiest and most productive periods of my career. I dream about doing it every season.”