NEW YORK, May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ballet Academy East’s Pre-Pro Division will captivate audiences with its annual spring performance, showcasing the school’s talented dancers in an exciting program of premieres and audience favorites.
Russian Scherzochoreographed by George Balanchine and composed by Igor Stravinsky, is staged by the artistic director of BAE Darla Hoover, who is tutor for the Balanchine Trust. “Providing opportunities to perform masterpieces by George Balanchine furthers Ballet Academy East’s mission to prepare our students for success in the world of dance,” says Hoover. “It’s also a real treat for the spectators.”
The program includes two important works by the choreographer Alan Hineline. From A to Mto the frenzied rhythm of Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a theme by Paganiniwas created to honor Marcia Dale tired on the occasion of his 70and birthday. Concerto in Dhas been part of the Ballet Academy East repertoire since 2002. With music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and cover by Tara Mora, Concerto in D explores athleticism and lyricism in one of the composer’s most famous compositions. “I am always delighted to work with BAE’s beautifully trained dancers. They bring a high level of technical clarity, artistic poise and unique interpretation to my work,” says Hineline.
Two new ballets by Jenna Lavine will feature Mozart Rondo Alla Turca and by George Sviridov Waltz of his Snow storm.
Lavin says Mozart Rondo Alla Turca, (also the title of the ballet) is a great uplifting piece of music. “My very first ballet for BAE was choreographed to this music. I’m excited to re-perform the ballet for our current students. This ballet will have a cast of 30,” Lavin shares. “My second ballet on this program, russian waltz, will highlight the technical and artistic skills of each dancer. Audiences can expect to be impressed by the students’ love of dance and the beauty of these pieces that come to life under their care.”
the tarantella of Naples is choreographed by Auguste Bournonville
, to music by HS Paulli and Edvard Helsted. It had been staged for BAE by Petrusjka Broholm, former soloist of the Royal Danish Ballet and famous director of the Bournonville ballets. “The Bournonville style has over 100 years of history, and August Bournonville the ballets are among the best known and most popular in the world. Knowing how to adapt to different styles will help every dancer in their ballet career,” Broholm points out.
Friday May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday June 1 at 2:00 p.m. – Special Family Matinee show, includes the full program as well as a range of family activities during the intermission
Saturday June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday June 2 at 2:00 p.m.
The Kaye Playhouse is located at 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.
The tickets are $30–$65 and can be purchased online. www.balletacademyeast.com.
SOURCE Eastern Ballet Academy