The Carmel Academy of Performing Arts is an artistic space with a sacred history filled with memories linked indelibly to the arts on the Monterey Peninsula. It will continue to hold and nourish, instruct and expand the arts to all those who walk up the stairs for generations to come, as it has for the past sixty years.
-Carol Richmond -Studio Owner
Award-winning Venezuelan choreographer Trina Frómeta will lead a new dance class, Dance for Healing, Dance for Parkinson’s, every Monday at the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts in Carmel.Classes will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m., at CAPA, Mission Street and Eighth Avenue, in Carmel. There is a $10 donation for each class. The class is inspired by the methods and approaches of the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD program.The renowned choreographer was recently awarded a full scholarship from Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York, and its Dance for PD program to become certified as a dance teacher for Parkinson’s disease.Born in Caracas, Venezuela, to a conductor, arranger and composer father and an author mother, Frómeta draws inspiration from visual art, language, poetry, contemporary music and nature for the creation of her work.Frómeta‘s work is lucid, visually sophisticated, and speaks with emotional clarity to a broad audience. Since 1990 her artistic, cultural, and teaching activities have earned her worldwide recognition through over 50 acclaimed international choreographic presentations, from Cuba and Germany to Spain, Greece and the U.S.In 1995, Frómeta founded two contemporary dance and community training companies in Venezula, Proyecto Movimientos and Taller de Movimientos, and continues to serve as artistic director of both organizations.
CARMEL VALLEY natives Gwyneth Rider and Tenaya Long have been dancing and dreaming of becoming professional ballerinas for as long as they can remember. Yet neither imagined getting accepted into prestigious dance academies that could get them to the professional stage so soon.
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Our Purpose is to build an environment of committed caring, in a way that develops confident well-rounded people who can extend and realize their highest potential, so they can make meaningful contributions to life in any endeavors they choose.
Philip Pegler, Royal Academy of Dance
Team CAPA Director