Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ballet Tucson and the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation Present FOOTPRINTS AT THE FOX


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Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 5:37 PM
Subject: Ballet Tucson and the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation Present FOOTPRINTS AT THE FOX



One performance only!
Nov 18, 2017 1:00 p.m.
Fox Tucson Theatre
General $25 (festival seating)
Order by phone: 800.838.3006


Ballet Tucson and the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation partner together to present a Youth Arts & Culture event—FOOTPRINTS AT THE FOX. 
Cheer the next generation of dance makers at the historic Fox Theatre with engaging, new works from our professional company. Innovative, entertaining, moving and suitable for the entire family! Vote for your favorite piece—winners will be announced on Facebook and awarded a cash prize!

FOOTPRINTS AT THE FOX will showcase original choreography created within Ballet Tucson's ChoreoLab program. ChoreoLab facilitates the development of home-grown emerging choreographic talent. 
Choreographer: Leo McGrath
"Impact of Unrest"
"Impact of Unrest" is an excerpt from what the choreographer hopes to become a larger work over time. It delves into states of anxiety and the struggle for mental and emotional stability.
Choreographer: Jennifer Holoubek
Danced en pointe, "Rakhma" is a female ensemble piece which highlights the strength, grace, and passion of women united together. It is a stylized Classical ballet work.
"Encuentro" (Encounter)
"Encuentro" is a fun, flirtatious and passionate tango duet brought to life by seasoned company dancers Caitlin Calligan and Mauricio Vergara.
Choreographer: Michelle Alexander
"Apres la Tempete" (After the Storm)
"Apres la Tempete" is an exploration of the physical, emotional and psychological dealings which follow life to alter events. It is a neo-classical ballet danced en pointe and features both women and men in its cast.
Choreographer: Connolly Strombeck
"Monster" is a study of our use of humor to mask melancholy while we wrestle with our shortcomings. It is expressed through contemporary dance in a light and lively manner. This ballet was created in Choreolab 2016 and was chosen due to its strength and creativity to be included in our main stage performances of Ballet Tucson's Spring Concert series Dance & Dessert in March. The cast is comprised of a small ensemble of male and female dancers.
"Mr. Blue Sky"
"Mr. Blue Sky is a sweet, irreverent work that exudes optimism. It is a celebration of the anticipation of better days and bright futures ahead. This work features all 12 of Ballet Tucson's talented female apprentices.
Choreographer: Michael Erickson
"Take Five"
"Take Five" is inspired by the Rosie the Riveter 1940's iconography. This piece commemorates women in the workforce and blue collar labor. It combines jazz and contemporary ballet styles and includes an all-female cast.
Choreographer: Sierra Sebastian
The inspiration of this small ensemble work comes from the idea that "to find light in dark times is to know your worth, that you are enough, and that you are not alone." It is based in the modern dance idiom.
Choreographer: Mauricio Vergara
"In My Fabulous Times..."
This eclectic jazz dance piece is a memorial to Guillermo Valdez, former Soloist and distinguished Ballet Master of the Campania Nacional de Danza (Mexico). It aspires to capture his sense of humor and energetic spirit and utilizes an all-female ensemble.
Choreographer: Anthony Schweighart
The movement used to create "Wolves" is inspired by the individual and unique artists of Ballet Tucson that this choreographer has had the privilege of working with on his original contemporary work. It explores full ranges of emotions and feelings and utilizes space and shape in visually interesting ways. The cast includes both male and female Ballet Tucson dancers.

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