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2019 Fall Series * The Beauty of Ballet * 10/20 2:00pm
October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$27 – $35
Northeast Youth Ballet, directed by Denise Cecere, presents their 2019 Fall Series, The Beauty of Ballet. The public performance will showcase the pre-professional students of The Conservatory at NSB and young dancers from Northeast School of Ballet, the official training school of Northeast Youth Ballet. The pre-professional dancers, ages 12-18, will demonstrate their versatility and passion presenting classical and contemporary repertoire. There will be four NYB premieres on the program.
Danses Brillantes, choreographed by the renowned dancer, choreographer and director, Jean- Pierre Bonnefoux will open the program to the beautiful music of Édouard Lalo. Danses Brillantes is a classical ballet that highlights the musicality, artistry and athleticism of the dancers. The ballet originally choreographed for on the Charlotte Ballet for The Chautauqua Institute, where Bonnefoux has been director for over 35 years, will have its debut at the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts.
In addition to the classical repertoire on the program, NYB will display the versitility of their students in three new contemporary works. In order of apprearence, the first is entitled “Three” with music by Ezio Bosso and choreogrpahed by Jack Grohmann from the Jacobs School at Indiana University. Second is titled, Gymnopedie No 1, with music by Erik Satie and choreogrpahed by The Conservatory at NSB’s assistant director, Joseph Jefferies .The final contemporary piece on the program is choreographed by NSB faculty member Jeremy Ruth Howes and titled Ocean’s Apart with music by Ezio Bosso, Ludivico Einaudi and Max Richter. Oceans Apartreminds us that while the storm of our grief can seem unbearable it is our memories, the act of remembering and sharing our love that calms our soul and heals the heart.
Closing the evening will be the classic Sleepting Beauty Act III (Aurora’s Wedding), choreographed by Joseph Jefferies. Jefferies inspiration came from the music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and the original choreography by Marius Petipa in 1890. The stage is set at Princess Aurora’s royal wedding. Guests include the Jewel Fairies: Diamond, Gold, Silver and Sapphire, and of course the Lilac Fairy. Fairytale characters are in attendance, including Puss in Boots and The White Cat, Princess Florine and the Bluebird, and Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf. Aurora and her prince, Désiré, perform a grande Pas de Deux and the entire ensemble dances. The prince and princess are married, with the Lilac Fairy blessing the union. They all live happily ever after.
Beautiful Dancing, Beautiful Choreography, Beautiful Costumes! Experience the Beauty of Ballet and support the next generation of artists at NYB’s 2019 Fall Series!