Choreographer Rebecca Kelly invites her New York City dancers to Lake Placid every summer, often to present Adirondack audiences with a ballet inspired by the natural beauty of the region. Kelly, however, says her dances come with a warning. She reminds us that scientists say we could lose our natural wonders, so we should do what we can to preserve them. The dances in her Adirondack Elemental Suite include “Waters,” “Earth” and “Snow.” Paul Larson’s Spotlight segment explores how the Adirondack environment affects the dancers, as they view natural parts of New York State they have never seen before.
Spotlight is supported by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack park. www.pearsallfoundation.org