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Mellon Foundation Grant to Fund Yearlong Celebration of Landmark Ballet Score

CHAPEL HILL, NC.- Creating and presenting new works by and for internationally renowned artists – including Bill T. Jones, Anne Bogart, Magdalena Kožená, Yefim Bronfman and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble – will be part of Carolina Performing Arts’ (CPA) 2012-13 celebration of a landmark ballet. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York has awarded CPA, the performing arts presenter at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a $750,000 grant for the classical music portion of “The Rite of Spring at 100,” a project marking the centennial of the 1913 Paris premiere of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” CPA has asked artists to re-imagine “The Rite of Spring” and commissioned 12 new works by 20 choreographers, composers, directors and visual artists, many in collaboration. Their own