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Ballet School to Present Annual Spring Performance

Friday, May 29



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Stamford, CT | Added on May 22, 2015 At 06:00 PM

The Ballet School of Stamford will present its 15th annual Spring Performance, which will feature excerpts from the classical ballets Romeo and Juliet and Les Sylphides, along with two original pieces Clementi Sonatinas, and Symphonic Progressions at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 29th at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut.

Advanced students will perform two classical ballets, Les Sylphides staged for our performace by Assitant Artistic Director Heather Hawk and faculty member Eric Otto to the music of Frederic Chopin and excerpts from Romeo and Juliet to the music of Sergei Prokofiev and with choreography by Artstic Director Michael Vernon and Heather Hawk along with a contempory ballet Clementi Sonatinas choreographed by facutly member Lauren Etter. Students from levels one to eight will be featured in Lauren Etter’s Symphonic Progressions choreographed to highlight the journey of a young dancer.

The Ballet School of Stamford’s Artistic Director Michael Vernon commented, “Being coached in an iconic ballet such as Les Sylphides, not only connects the student dancers with the great dancers of the past (such as Pavlova and Nijinsky) but improves and hones their techniques because of the demanding elegance of the choreography. This is definitely one of the most haunting and beautiful ballets ever choreographed”.

“In addition, having choreography created especially for them allows these young dancers to experience the creative process first hand, and expands their horizons of experience. This is how dancers grow and develop, and this performing experience is one of the most valuable tools that the Ballet School of Stamford can give them”.

Also included in its ongoing commitment to the Stamford community, the school will hold a FREE 10 a.m. performance for 1,500 local school children. Over 17,000 students have attended the schools performances since 2001. The 7 p.m. performance will be open to the public and tickets are available at the Palace Theatre box office by phone at 203-325-4466 and website www.scalive.org. Ticket prices are $10 to $50. Benefit tickets including a pre-reception are available and will support the school’s scholarship program which has awarded over $105,000 in needs-based scholarships to deserving students this year. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

 


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