Sasha Janes, Chautauqua Dance Artistic Advisor, welcomes former New York City Ballet (NYCB) dancer and 2007 Chautauqua School of Dance alum Silas Farley for an evening of conversation about family, training, and success as a rising star both on and off stage. Newly retired from NYCB, Farley will discuss the importance of diversity in dance as well as his future aspirations as a leader in the ballet and cultural landscape. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/arts/dance/silas-farley-new-york-city-ballet.html Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations is the CHQ Assembly performing arts series intended to connect people through music, theater and dance. Mondays will feature Opera artists and be hosted by Chautauqua Opera Company General and Artistic Director Steven Osgood; Tuesdays will feature Chautauqua Dance and be hosted by Artistic Advisor Sasha Janes; Wednesdays will feature Theater artists and be hosted by Chautauqua Theater Company Artistic Director Andrew Borba; Thursdays will feature soloists in recital and be hosted by Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Music Director Rossen Milanov, and Fridays will feature popular entertainment artists and be hosted by Vice President of Performing and Visual Arts Deborah Sunya Moore. We hope this panoply of performances will lift your spirits and invite you to bring those spirits (ones that fill both your heart and your glass) to join us at 5:00 p.m. on most weekdays through the summer. Be it with cocktail or mocktail, come for conversation. Every artist on this series is eager to welcome you into the conversation — see you there!