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Ballet Arkansas Presents VISIONS: A Choreographic Competition
7:00pm, Saturday, August 23rd 2014
Ron Robinson Theatre, 100 River Market Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
Tickets - $35
2014 VISIONS Choreographers: Sayoko Knode, Jerry Opdenaker, Brandon Ragland, Chris Stuart, & Hilary Wolfley.
The week leading up to the VISIONS competition, choreographers will set 4-6 minutes of their original work on the Ballet Arkansas artists in Little Rock. The new works will be performed the evening of August 23, for a panel of judges, including Adam Sklute (Ballet West Artistic Director), Rhythm McCarthy (UALR, Artist in Residence), Michael Tidwell (The Tidwell Project Inc. Artistic Director), & The Audience. The panel of judges, including the audience, will vote to decide the winning work of choreography immediately following the performance. The winner will be announced at the end of the evening and will receive a contract to finish setting their work on the Ballet Arkansas artists to premier as part of the spring 2015 mixed repertory concert, titled, Who Cares, April 17-18-19 at The Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock.
Please contact Ballet Arkansas at (501)223-5150 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Co-sponsored by CALS (Central Arkansas Library System)
When & Where
Ballet Arkansas was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization with its roots tracing back to the Little Rock Civic Ballet. In 2009, the organization’s Board of Directors formed Ballet Arkansas Professional Dance Company. Today, Ballet Arkansas is the state's largest professional dance company with thirteen company artists from across the country. Each season, Ballet Arkansas offers a choreographic competition, a regional touring production, educational programing which includes residencies, classes, and performances, an annual production of The Nutcracker, and a mixed repertory concert which features world premieres of newly commissioned choreography as well as recreations of classic works. Ballet Arkansas’ mission is to provide the state of Arkansas and the region with high quality dance performance while educating the community about dance.