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Ballet Austin Presents: Romeo & Juliet
Ballet Austin

March, 2012

Ballet Austin Presents Romeo & Juliet

 

 

 

 

A Mother’s Day weekend she’ll remember always:

 

 

Shakespeare’s timeless tale featuring breathtaking dance, exquisite costumes, and majestic live music

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHO:               Ballet Austin

 

 

Choreography by Stephen Mills

 

 

Music by Sergei Prokofiev

 

 

                        Musical Accompaniment by Austin Symphony Orchestra

 

 

WHAT:              Ballet Austin’s Romeo & Juliet

 

 

WHEN:             8:00 pm on May 11 & 12; 3:00 pm on May 13

 

 

WHERE:           Dell Hall at The Long Center for the Performing Arts

 

 

TICKETS:         $15 - $74 at www.balletaustin.org, 512.476.2163

 

 

                        Ballet Austin Box Office at 501 W. 3rd Street

 

 

 

 

Acclaim for Ballet Austin’s  Romeo & Juliet from the  Austin American-Statesman:   “…a fresh, clean, contemporary ballet distinguished by elegance, strength and drama.”   “Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers never looked better…”   “Romeo & Juliet remains a cornerstone of Ballet Austin’s repertoire, offering mass-appeal through energetic dancing, gorgeous ball scenes, sword fights, passion and pathos.”     AUSTIN, TX – March 29, 2012 – Ballet Austin’s 2011/12 season closes with the timeless classic,Romeo & Juliet, at The Long Center for the Performing Arts May 11-13, 2012. Passionate pas-de-deux, dramatic sword fights and elegant ball scenes set the stage for the star-crossed lovers’ journey, while the Austin Symphony Orchestra provides accompaniment with Sergei Prokofiev’s compelling score.

 

 

 

 

Shakespeare’s familiar tale of Romeo & Julietgets a breath of fresh air through Artistic Director Stephen Mills’ sleek yet complex choreography.When asked about his predominant message in his critically acclaimed version of Romeo & Juliet, Mills replied, “The ballet focuses on Romeo and Juliet’s purity of love: so pure, they saw past the struggle of their families.”

 

 

This Mother’s Day weekend, the romance comes to life through elaborate costumes, fluid movements, and breathtaking sets featuring an Italianate tapestry of stained-glass colors. Appealing to the romantic and the adventurous alike, Romeo & Juliet awakens the passions of the soul.

 

 

 

 

For tickets to Ballet Austin’s production of Romeo & Juliet, visitwww.balletaustin.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting Events

 

 

 

 

Family Dance Workshop – Romeo & Juliet
Sunday,  April 29, 2012  |  2 – 3:30pm
Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheater
See excerpts from Ballet Austin’s Romeo & Juliet, and create your own choreography with the help of Ballet Austin dancers. Recommended for ages 3 to 12 years old and their family members. Learn more or sign up.

 

 

 

 

Studio Spotlight – Romeo & Juliet
Thursday, May 3, 2012 
12 – 1pm or 6 – 7pm -- FREE

Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheater
Up-close, personal, and informal, Studio Spotlight gives guests a behind-the-scenes look at choreography and elements fromRomeo & Juliet while it is still in the works: the perfect lunchtime break or happy hour activity. Free admission for those who RSVP. 
Learn more or sign up.

 

 

 

 

Footlights  Romeo & Juliet
One hour prior to all performances |  May 11 – 13, 2012
The Long Center
Enhance your experience at the ballet with a pre-show lecture and Q&A for all ages. See the last-minute preparations unfold in the background while gaining a unique understanding of the performance. 
Learn more.

 

 

 

 

About Ballet Austin

 

 

As distinctive and dynamic as the city it calls home, Ballet Austin welcomes audiences near and far to participate in its “classically innovative” vision for the democratization of dance. With a rich history spanning five decades, acclaimed productions, a commitment to creating access to programs and one of the nation's largest classical ballet academies, the organization is poised for an even greater future. From their home at the Butler Dance Education Center in downtown Austin, Ballet Austin and Artistic Director Stephen Mills actively engage the community, dancers, and audiences alike.  The New York Times proclaims Ballet Austin "a company with big ambitions" originating work that is "absorbing."

 

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

 

501 West Third Street

 

 

Austin, Texas 78701

 

 

 

 

Box Office:                   512.476.2163   

 

 

Schools:                       512.476.9150   

 

 

General info:                 512.476.9151

 

 

 

 

IMAGES, INTERVIEWS & OTHER PRESS REQUESTS:            

 

 

Contact LuAnn Glowacz (luann.glowacz@balletaustin.org; 512.476.9151, ext. 101)

 

 

 

 

WEB:                                        www.balletaustin.org

 

 

Production Sponsors               Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP; Moreland Properties; BMW of Austin, Maxwell, Locke & Ritter; James Armstrong & Larry Connelly; Paula & Bob Boldt; Dr. & Mrs. Ernest Butler; Jo & Jon Ivester; Janis & Joe Pinnelli; Peter Schram & Harry Ullmann; Cathy & Dwight Thompson; Anne & Cord Shiflet

 

 

Season Underwriter                  Austin Ventures

 

 

Season Sponsors                     Vintage IT Services, The Ampersand Agency, Reavis  Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc., Get Page One, YNN

 

 

Media Sponsors                       KVUE, Austin American-Statesman, MAJIC 95.5

 

 

Education Underwriter             JPMorgan Chase Foundation

 

 

 

 

This project is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.



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