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Ballet Memphis is pleased to announce that company members HIDEKO KARASAWA and KENDALL G. BRITT JR. have been selected to perform at the Ballet Asteras 2013 Gala in Tokyo, Japan. Ballet Asteras is a showcase for Japanese professional dancers who dance outside of Japan. Karasawa and Britt are one of eight couples from around the globe selected to perform; Ballet Memphis is the only U.S. company represented.
They will perform the pas de deux from August Bournonville's "Flower Festival in Genzano." Ballet Asteras 2013 will take place on July 21, 2013 at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, home of the New National Theatre Ballet and Japan's foremost performing arts venue.
About Ballet Memphis: www.balletmemphis.org. In its 26th season, Ballet Memphis serves as a creative resource to the nation as a maker and interpreter of the South’s cultural legacy through its innovative neoclassical and contemporary repertoire, as well as production and training of the highest caliber. Founded by Dorothy Gunther Pugh in 1986, Ballet Memphis employs 17 professional dancers with a $3.3 million operating budget and has performed around the world. The combined programs of Ballet Memphis–dance company, ballet school, educational enrichment and Pilates Centre–serve 75,000 people each year.