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Brian Smith | Staff PhotographerJosiah Savage, Aaron Anker and Alexandra Waterbury rehearse an excerpt from Mark Diamond’s new piece, “Water Music.”

Dance students take stage for first gala of season

In the dancer’s lounge at the Carnahan-Jackson Dance Studio, photographs of legendary dancers and faculty members of Chautauqua Dance’s past and present line the walls. Maris Battaglia couldn’t help gravitating toward these pictures in a room filled with not only some of her idols, but also some of her greatest friends.

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Lucas Bilbro and Isabella LaFreniere will perform Balanchine’s “Serenade,” danced to Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48, with the Music School Festival Orchestra tonight in the Amphitheater. Photo by Adam Birkan.

Festival students perform Balanchine’s Serenade tonight in the Amphitheater

Together, festival students from the School of Music and the School of Dance will “Serenade” audiences at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.

Dancers will perform George Balanchine’s “Serenade,” restaged by répétiteur Patricia McBride, North Carolina Dance Theatre associate artistic director.

Musicians will accompany the ballet with Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C, lead by guest conductor Stilian Kirov.

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