Tickets on Sale for Ballet San Angelo's Spring PerformancePress Release
SAN ANGELO, TEXAS -- Tickets are now on sale for Ballet San Angelo’s Spring Performance on May 12th and 13th at 8:00p.m. in the Brooks and Bates Theater at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. The show will debut choreography by new Artistic Director, Sandra Miller, and other new staff as well as a piece by guest artist, Bernard Gaddis, Founder of Las Vegas Contemporary Ballet Theater, and 6 original student works.
Ballet San Angelo says their goal is to introduce individuals unfamiliar with ballet and the performing arts to something that is new and contemporary, “this style of performance is different from the Nut Cracker, its not all pink suits and tutus, its more about the raw aspects of movement and dance. We want to showcase the incredible skills and creativity of our students," said Ballet San Angelo Marketing Director Sara Terral, "we want to show a different side to dance.” Students that submitted pieces to perform were charged with managing their own rehearsals, costume selection, and lighting. Both contemporary and classical styles will be featured throughout the production.
Prior to each performance, staff of the performing arts center will give a a special tour of the renovations happening at City Auditorium by presenting sponsor, Lee Lewis Construction. Ticket holders can arrive at the Stephens Performing Arts Center at 7pm to join the guided tour.
During the performances, there will be a fine arts show in the lobby of the Stephens Performing Arts Center featuring paintings by senior art students at Angelo State University (ASU), ceramic pieces by ASU Professor, Esteban Apocada, sculptures by local artist, Joe Morgan, and figure sketches from the new local figure drawing group, Go Figure, which includes many well-known local artists such as Kathy Evers, Randy Hall, Cycris Ho, Joan Mertz, Leslie Sealey, Ben Sum, Jody White, and Michelle Cuevas. The fine arts show is organized by Cycris Ho and Susan Kinney.
Ballet San Angelo wants this event to be more than just showcasing new choreographers and dance performances, “it’s become a celebration of all the new things happening at the ballet and in the art world of San Angelo.” said Terral.
On May 12th from 5pm-7pm, there will be a BBQ fundraiser for Jason Davis in front of the Stephens Performing Arts Center by Emmanuel Episcopal's Hell Fire & Brisket Team. Jason Davis was the Construction Superintendent of the Stephens Performing Arts Center and worked to make the facility what it is today. Jason is now fighting cancer. There will be Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches, Heidi Brooks' Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, and a Fruit Cobbler Dessert Bar for sell. All proceeds from the BBQ will go towards helping Jason win his fight against cancer. People can drive by, stay and eat, or pick up a roast to take home after they see Director’s Choice.
Tickets for this production are $30 for premium, $25 for regular, and $15 for ASU students and staff. Tickets can be purchased online at www.balletsanangelo.org, at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office at 82 Gillis St., or by calling 325-284-3825.