The Beatitudes
Eidolon Ballet presents
For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                     contact: Melanie Cortier                                                                                                                                                                                           212-946-1275

                                                                  Eidolon Ballet Premiers The Beatitudes
                                                                 The New York International Fringe Festival

Eidolon Ballet premiers The Beatitudes, a one-act dance play exploring the origins of the Beat Generation during FringeNYC, August  13-20, 2010.

Set to poetry and music from the Beat Generation, The Beatitudes contemplates the post-war splintering of American values, and the birth of wild new ideas about what’s holy, sacred… Beat. Through the eyes of a two young lovers, one newly returned from the war, the other just out of college, we meet the ‘hep-cats’ and ‘gone-chicks’ of this new hip society, and watch as they alternately embrace and reject everything they have previously known, while striving to find a new America. Inspired by the prose of Jack Kerouac, the poetry of Allen Ginsberg, and jazz from such virtuoso composers and performers as Louis Jordan, David Amram, King Pleasure and Billie Holiday, The Beatitudes pays homage to one of the major 20th century threads in American literature, music, art and social consciousness, reminding us once again of just how far we have come.

Led by Artistic Director Melanie Cortier, Eidolon is a chamber-sized contemporary ballet company located in New York City.  Since its inception in 1999, Eidolon has earned a reputation for developing an accessible, unorthodox and fun-loving form of dance.  Eidolon contrasts ballet and modern dance with ethnic, modern and classical music creating a universal dance experience.  Eidolon brings together dancers, choreographers, and other artists to create new and innovative works.

Story by: Justin Allen
Choreography: Melanie Cortier
        Ray: Jerry “Chip” Scuderi
        Dean: Alfredo Solivan
        Alvah: Maureen Duke
        Maggie: A.Temple Kemezis
        The Subterraneans: Danielle Cortier, Valerie Cortier, A. Temple Kemezis, Caitlin Maxwell, Meaghan Maxwell, Duke Mitchell, 
                                              Mark Maestranzi, Ericka Richerick, Ashley Talluto
, Bethany White (Swings: Jessica Bracy, Claire McKeveny).

Show Times:
Saturday, August 14, 1:45-2:20 pm
Sunday, August 15, 11:00- 11:35 pm
Wednesday, August 18, 3:30-4:05 pm
Thursday, August 19, 9:15-9:50 pm
Friday, August 20, 8:00-8:35 pm

* Free Sneak Preview Performance Saturday, August 14, 10:25 am.  Fringe Opening Ceremonies at the Fringe NYC Stage at SummerStreets. Located at Spring Street and Lafayette.

For Information/Tickets visit:
or call 866-468-7619

Venue Information:
FringeNYC Venue #1: Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street (between Rivington & Delancey), New York, NY

F/V to 2nd Avenue, B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Broadway
M103 to Bowery & Delancey or M15L to Allen & Delancey

The New York International Fringe Festival

A Production of The Present Company

Eidolon Ballet in Concert
PO Box 939, Lenox Hill Station, New York, NY 10021
Tel: 212-946-1275, Email: [email protected], Website:

To set up press comps, contact Melanie Cortier at [email protected]

Eidolon Ballet The New York International Fringe Festival