Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante in "Tigerlily and the Dragonfly". Photo: Julie Lemberger

Dear BALAM Friends:

Islene Pinder, BALAM Dance Theatre's founding director, lost her valiant battle against pancreatic cancer on Sunday, June 17th.  Her memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 12-1:30 p.m., at the following location: 
Plaza Jewish Community Center
Small Chapel 
630 Amsterdam Ave (91st)
(212) 769-4400
New York, NY 10024.
Islene's family welcomes your words, anecdotal stories and loving memories, as part of the service.  They suggest that contributions in Islene’s memory be made to BALAM Dance Theatre, 319 West 18th Street, Apt 4C, New York, NY 10011. 

Islene Pinder
March 11, 1929 - June 17, 2012
(Islene Pinder in BALAM's 2011 program, From Bali to the Bronx, at Lehman College.  Photo: Julie Lemberger.)