Discover the seven new dancers of Ballet Arkansas: David J. Cummings, Sage Feldges, Celeste Lopez-Karanen (photo), Keith Newman, Layla Terrell, Andrew Przybylowicz and intern Andrew Parson. The ballet company announced the additions in a press release following a review of 900 applicants from 24 countries. He also announced a new season, with performances of “Dracula”, “Sleeping Beauty”, new works and tango traditions.
Here is the complete program:
DRACULA – Just in time for Halloween, Ballet Arkansas presents a new version of its wildly popular multimedia production of ‘Dracula’, created in partnership with the team at Cranford Co. Experience a bold new retelling of Bram Stoker’s acclaimed novel, filled with chills world premiere imagery and choreography by Executive and Artistic Director, Michael Fothergill.
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday October 22 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday October 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Runtime 90 minutes
BIERGARTEN SILVER – Join Ballet Arkansas on September 30 for an evening of music, performances, craft beers and German-inspired food from all over Arkansas. Guests must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. More details to come.
NUTCRACKER SPECTACULAR – The “Nutcracker Spectacular” is Arkansas’ largest and longest-running holiday production, featuring live music from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and a cast and crew of nearly 400! Join Ballet Arkansas at the Robinson Center for an unforgettable celebration of the season – with exciting updates and additions for all to enjoy. And don’t forget to visit the region’s largest Nutcracker shop in the lobby and take a piece of the production home with you!
Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday December 10 @ 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Runtime: 120 minutes
NUTCRACKER TEA – Experience one of Little Rock’s most anticipated holiday events and join Ballet Arkansas for a magical experience like no other. Guests will be transported to “Sweet Country” where they will enjoy tea time, activities, storytelling and an exclusive performance by Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and characters from the “Nutcracker Spectacular “. Perfect for families.
Sunday, December 11 at 12 p.m.
Runtime: 60 minutes
SLEEPING BEAUTY – Tchaikovsky’s ultimate score brings the world’s most beloved fairy tale to life this winter. “Sleeping Beauty” tells the story of Princess Aurora and the triumph of love over the evil Carabosse in 3 acts. With ornate costumes, virtuoso dance sequences, and a cast of over 100 community performers, the production is a must-watch this season!
Thursday February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday February 18 @ 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday February 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Runtime: 120 minutes
TANGO ROJO Turning Pointe Gala – Experience the hottest event in town, a rich celebration of dance, music and regional cuisine, Tango Rojo is raising the temperature next winter. Live music, Argentine tango and fine wines pair perfectly with decadent South American cuisine. Only one night!
DETAILS TO COME!
MODERN MASTERS – Presented by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust, “Modern Masters” combines renowned works of neoclassical and contemporary dance with epic scores from the world’s greatest composers. Featuring live music from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, “Modern Masters” is an exhilarating collision of classical and modern, and is the highlight of Season 22|23.
Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday April 22 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday April 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Runtime: 90 minutes
NEW WORKS – Filled with world premieres, “New Works” ventures into the depths of contemporary dance and explores a range of collaborations with the visual arts and media. Paired with food and drink and a series of creative talks.
VENUE COMING SOON!
Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Runtime: 60 minutes
MAIN MOVEMENT – Join Ballet Arkansas for a series of performances and close talks featuring previews of upcoming productions, newly commissioned works, artistic collaborations, and more. When part of 2nd Friday Art Nights, Motion on Main events are free to the public!
ARKANSAS BALLET AND OTHER DOWNTOWN VENUES. DETAILS TO COME.
Dates to be determined @ 6 p.m.
Runtime: 30 minutes
LIVE @ THE PLAZA – Presented by the North Little Rock CVB, “Live at the Plaza” returns in the spring of 23′. A popular series of free shows and educational programs, “Live at the Plaza” features breathtaking world premieres and the best of Season 22|23. Paired with local vendors and live music!
Hours to be determined
Runtime: 50 minutes
MOVEMENT IN THE PARKS – Presented by Little Rock Parks & Recreation, “Movement in the Parks” features live dance performances and educational activities at green spaces and community centers in all 7 city neighborhoods – free to the public!
PARKS OF SMALL ROCKS. DETAILS TO COME.
Dates and times to be determined
Duration: 50 minutes