Don’t miss South Bay Ballet’s 2009 presentation of Bravo! Diane Lauridsen Artistic Director
Saturday March 7th, at 7 PM
Sunday March 8th, at 2 PM
Featuring works by
Ron Cunningham – Robert Kelley– Francisco Gella – Candice Davis
& introducing emerging choreography by Evyn Nicole Davis
South Bay Ballet continues its celebrated 2008-2009 season with BRAVO! The Classical & Contemporary Ballet Experience, a crowd-pleasing reprise of an eclectic repertoire from traditional classics to exciting contemporary ballets. A weekend of thrilling selections and inspired performances, the program will feature South Bay Ballet’s junior, senior and pre-professional company members, and will treat audiences to a guest appearance by Orange County High School for the Performing Arts.
South Bay Ballet’s annual dance concert features a complete line-up of contemporary and classical works plus traditional favorites. Award winning choreographers Robert Kelley, Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director, will premiere a stunning classical ballet entitled Given, along with the premiere of Francisco Gella’s mesmerizing contemporary piece entitled White Noise. Sacramento Ballet’s Artistic Director, Ron Cunningham, reprises his famed ballet Incident at Black Briar.
Audiences will also enjoy the energetic Tarantella by Assistant Artistic Director Candice Davis; and, senior company member Evyn Nicole Davis presents emerging choreography entitled berceau with her own blend of contemporary and classical movement. A talented ensemble of dancers from Orange County High School for the Performing Arts, under the direction of Steven Hyde, offers an intriguing piece from Julie Shulman entitled No More Breathing Space.
BRAVO! closes with Graduation Ball, David Lichine's high-life, one-act story in Ballet-Russe style set to selected works of Johann Strauss.
Regional Dance America’s mission is to advance and foster the growth and education of dancers, choreographers, directors and dance companies in every community across the United States and Canada. RDA provides a national identity and support for its five regional associations; MidStates, Northeast, Pacific, Southeast and Southwest.
Development of member companies is further promoted through regional and national festivals by affirming standards of appraisal, evaluation and performance to which all members are held.
We envision a future in which quality dance is an important part of the rich and diverse culture available to all individuals in every community across the United States and Canada. The pre-professional dance company will be at the core of this future, reaching communities and populations that may not be served by larger, professional companies. These companies will claim national and international recognition for the standards to which they are held. Young dancers regardless of geographic boundaries will have access to quality dance performance and training opportunities; choreographers will thrive in enriching settings with all resources necessary to grow and develop into regional, national and international stature.
Regional Dance America will be the national identity for member companies, unifying the five regional associations.
Regional Dance America will be holding four regional festivals in 2011. The purpose of these festivals is:
• to provide educational and performing opportunities for students with a serious commitment to their arts education.
• to provide net-working opportunities for directors and teachers from across the United States.
• to increase the awareness that RDA is an important and valuable part of the fabric and history of the American dance community.
Festival Specifics • A total of over three thousand pre-professional dancers and dance professionals will attend the festivals in 2011 festivals
• Each festival will have three performances showcasing the member companies of each region
• Each festival will hold numerous master classes taught daily by renowned dance instructors The festivals will have teachers at the top of their fields who will teach master classes in:
• ballet • modern • jazz • nutrition • dancer health • Other related dance topics