The Spring Series, at Victoria Theatre from March 15 – 18, 2012, will feature four ballets in one amazing performance: two world-premiere ballets: one by Dayton Ballet’s Ballet Master, Justin Koertgen titled Violin Concerto and performed to Max Bruch’s Violin Concertos #2 and #3; 2011 New Music for New Dance choreography winner, Susanne Payne’s Parádeigma; and two ballet revivals: Dermot Burke’s Interlude, performed to Dmitri Shostakovitch’s Piano Concerto No.2, Op. 102 and Gregory Robinson’s Hot Riffs and Blue Notes, performed to music by The Pointer Sisters.
A feature on the program, Violin Concerto, is choreographed by Dayton Ballet’s 11 year veteran, Justin Koertgen, and is a return to the pure roots of classical ballet. With tutus, tiaras, and tunics, Violin Concerto, is performed to Max Bruch’s Violin Concertos #2 and #3 with the elegance, energy and glorious partnering of true ballet.
Daytonfavorite, GregoryRobinson, presents his popular revival, Hot Riffs and Blue Notes, performed to the melodically-layered music of The Pointer Sisters.
DermotBurke, former Executive and Artistic Director of Dayton Ballet, returns with his revival, Interlude. This Neo-Classical ballet is danced by two couples to the romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, Op 102, byDmitriShostakovitch.
The Spring Series program concludes with a contemporary ballet choreographed by Dayton native, Susanne Payne. Susanne is the 2011 Choreography winner of New Music for New Dance. Her world premiere ballet, Parádeigma, pushes the company dancers to explore their limitations both physically and mentally. Parádeigma challenges the dancers and audience to move beyond their perceptions of what traditional ballet should be. The goal is for all is to experience the freedom achieved by breaking loose from the routine.
Performances of The Spring Series are at theVictoriaTheatre, March 15, 16, & 17 at 8:00 pm, and March 17 and 18 at 3:00 pm.
Tickets are on sale now! Call Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com. Ticket Center Stage hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday Noon-4 p.m. and two hours prior to each performance.