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Gerald Arpino Memorial Service 

When: Mon., Nov. 17 2008
A memorial service for Joffrey Ballet cofounder Gerald Arpino, who died October 29 at age 85, will be held today. Arpino founded the company with Robert Joffrey in 1956 as a small touring troupe where he served as resident choreographer and later, upon Joffrey’s death in 1988, as artistic director. He moved the company to Chicago in 1995 and stepped down as artistic director in 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gerald Arpino Scholarship Fund, Academy of Dance, School of the Joffrey Ballet, Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph, 60601.



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