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BALLET TUCSON ANNOUNCES SPRING CONCERT DANCE & DESSERT 2018
CARMEN & NEW BALLET “SADDLE UP” WITH LIVE MUSIC BY THE BILL GANZ WESTERN BAND TO HIGHLIGHT THE END-OF-SEASON PERFORMANCES
Ballet Tucson presents its end-of-season concert Dance& Dessert on March 16-18 at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, Tucson, Arizona. This popular concert features variety-filled programming topped off with a grand finale of gourmet dessert tastings donated by Tucson’s finest eateries.
On this program, the company dances Ballet Master, Daniel Precup’s intense and passionate rendition of Carmen. Always an audience favorite, Carmen features principal dancers Jenna Johnson and Isaiah Sumler. The entire ensemble of 35 professional dancers will display spirit and panache against the remarkable music of Georges Bizet. Mr. Precup continues to display immense talent and imagination in his ever-growing choreographic endeavors.
Long-time Ballet Tucson associate Mark Schneider will premiere his original western-themed ballet Saddle Up!. Mr. Schneider’s flair for creating dynamic and entertaining works will be in full force as the company dances to live music performed onstage by the Bill Ganz Western Band. Musical highlights to include: Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds, Cattle Call, Ghost Riders, Arizona Waltz and Don’t Fence Me In as well as other classic cowboy songs. Mr. Schneider has created dozens of successful ballets for Ballet Tucson over its history including classical and theatrical works.
Rounding out the program will be eclectic offerings by Founding Artistic Director, Mary Beth Cabana, Assistant Artistic Director, Chieko Imada and Guest Choreographer, Sam Watson.
Attendees will experience “ART THAT MOVES” as Ballet Tucson concludes its 32nd year and 14th professional season of entertaining Tucson and Southern Arizona audiences.
Friday, March 16 — 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 — 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 — 1:00 p.m.
Stevie Eller Dance Theatre
(1737 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719)
group Rates $35
Order by phone: 800.838.3006
Order online: www.brownpapertickets.com
ABOUT BALLET TUCSON
Ballet Tucson is currently celebrating its 32nd year and 14th professional season. The company consists of 35 dancers from all over the US and 5 countries. The company entertains the Tucson community in Fall, Winter and Spring concerts of Historic, Classic and Contemporary works offering something for everyone's taste. Each December the company performs its beloved production of the Nutcracker. For more information visit ballettucson.org.
BILL GANZ WESTERN BAND
Founded in 1992 for the purposes of entertaining Tucson vacationers seeking authentic western music. Bill Ganz Western Band performs regularly around Arizona and continues to provide entertainment for private parties and corporate events. To learn more, please visit http://www.ganzmusic.com/.
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