The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas will present "WAKING FROM RECKLESSNESS" on March 6 at 7:30 and March 7 at 3:00 at The Carver Community Cultural Center. Tickets can be purchased either through The Carver Box Office at (210) 207-2234 between the hours of 7:45 am - 4:30 pm. Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster and Ticketmaster outlets with an added convenience charge by Ticketmaster. TICKETMASTER
General Seats: Adults $26, Student/Military/Senior $16
Premiere Seats: Adults, $36, Student/Military/Senior $26 (includes backstage visit)
"WAKING FROM RECKLESSNESS" will consist of two Acts.
Act I ~ The Conservatory Company will perform 3 contemporary ballet pieces choreographed specifically for them by 3 rising female choreographers. The title piece, "Waking from Recklessness," was created in collaboration with the San Antonio Museum of Art by Michelle Thompson of Ballet Austin. This ballet piece is Michelle's response to "Ocean", and painting by Phillip Guston in SAMA's contemporary art collection. Music: The first movement is a string quartet with a reckless sound -- Staccato, chaotic, energetic, strong... The 2nd Rachmaninoff movement is adagio, almost hynotic at times.
Award winning choreographer, Laura Faria of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, created "Staralfur," an abstract piece with an underlying theme of hope and joy given and shared through friends in difficult times. Music: Sigur Ross, an Icelandic band.
Nell Shipman of the Portland Ballet created "Upstream," a piece about going against the tide. Music: Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
In addition, Erica De La O and Kristopher Wojtera, soloists from the Louisville Ballet, will perform a contemporary pas de deaux, "Freeflow," by Juliard choreographer Adam Houghland.
Act II ~ The Conservatory Company will perform "Divertissements From Raymonda," a classical piece extracted from the full length Russian ballet by Petipa. "Divertissements From Raymonda," re-staged by BCSTX Aristic Director Catherine Batcheller, will be a "ballet extravaganza" with a Slavic twist. Both noble and elegant. Music: Alexander Glazanov.
In addition, our guest artists will perform the classical pas de deaux, "Le Corsaire," also choreographed by Petipa, as well as the pas de dequx "Freeflow". Guest artist Seme Jatib will be performing her "Love Letters". Catherine Batcheller will also perform a solo from "High Heel Blues."
Approximately 600 students from underserved schools from the local school districts will attend the Student Performance on March 5th.