Saturday, November 12, 2016

World Premiere of “Perseus & Andromeda” debuts as part of Ballet Tucson’s 2016 Fall Concert


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Subject: World Premiere of "Perseus & Andromeda" debuts as part of Ballet Tucson's 2016 Fall Concert



Daniel Precup debuts the world premiere of Perseus & Andromeda as part of Ballet Tucson's 2016 Fall Concert/Season Opener.  This is the 2nd installment of his "Greek Heroes" series and is based on one of the best known legends of antiquity, inspiring the blockbuster film Clash of the Titans and continuing to stimulate modern imagination.  It is a love story punctuated with combat, magic, and monsters…and possibly the first time this tale will be told through the medium of dance, replete with sea creatures, flying horses, and a snake-headed woman.
The program also includes the world premiere of Spirit Garden, the latest innovative work from Ballet Tucson's artistic team. Mary Beth Cabana (Founding Artistic Director) and Chieko Imada (Assistant Artistic Director) collaborate to create an original work commemorating "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead).  This ballet celebrates life and honors those who have departed, reminding us that life and death coexist.  Acclaimed artist Lawrence W. Lee has created unique digital art that serves as the heart and soul of this world premiere.  The distinctive sound of Tucson's own internationally renowned troubadours Calexico also served as inspiration and provides the perfect musical atmosphere for Spirit Garden.  Iconic images such as catrinas and skulls, hand-painted masks, vibrant costumes, and bold choreography promise to make this a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience.  
The program concludes with the encore presentation of Red, White & Blue!, the company's signature patriotic work.  High energy and precision dancing provide a fitting finale for Ballet Tucson's exciting 2016-2017 Season Opener/Fall Concert.



Opening Night Gala—November 18

Gala – 6:30 pm
Performance – 8:00 pm
The Opening Night Gala includes a buffet reception, live musical entertainment by Mariachi Valenzuela, silent auction, and a post-performance champagne and dessert reception with company artists.



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