Raising the Barre by Hollie Hosler

Ballet Palm Beach prepared for their upcoming 14th season by chilling out.

No, they didn’t relax and they didn’t do the Ice Bucket Challenge (I think). In fact, these talented dancers performed at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in front of nearly 1,000 individuals with special guest, Rob Van Winkle, a.k.a. Vanilla Ice. Simple Symphony 1

Now they are ready to heat things up in their upcoming season, commencing Oct. 24.  Ballet Palm Beach’s 2014-15 schedule is as follows:

  • October 24 – Giselle: A tragic tale of loving and losing with classical dance and music by Adolphe Adam opens this year’s season. This magical and romantic performance originated in 1814 in Paris. Now coming to Ballet Palm Beach’s stage, it is sure to encapsulate passion.  This technically sound performance requires the dancers of Giselle to transform into many emotionally stricken characters at all levels – from a youthful lover to a woman scorned. The Sunday matinee will be October 26 at 4 p.m.
  • November 28 – The Nutcracker: Ballet Palm Beach’s take of the classic play featuring Tchaikovsky’s music, pesky mice and the Land of Sweets. Nostalgia is sure to set in. Additional performances on November 29 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and November 30 at 2 p.m.
  • February 27, 2015 – Simple Symphony & Other Works: A conglomeration of original works sure to please all theatre-goers. Music by Benjamin Britten. Additional performance on February 28 at 4 p.m.
  • April 10, 2015 – Wonderland: Ballet Palm Beach will finish off its season with an absolutely wonderful classic, with a twist. My personal favorite story of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland will gain a wonderful personality from the works of Director Colleen Smith. This whimsical world gets a Victorian twist using three English composers: Britten, Holst and Walton. Additional performance on April 11 at 4 p.m.

It’s not too late to add these upcoming performances to your holiday gift list! Ticket prices begin at $15. Individual tickets and season passes are available. Season subscriptions will allow you to save 15% on tickets.

All performances will be held at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College. For more information, visit www.balletpalmbeach.com or call (561) 207-5900.Curtain Rises Dress Rehearsal 42 copy

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