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THE ASHEVILLE BALLET AND PAN HARMONIA PRESENT "AN APPALACHIAN ROMANCE"
The Asheville Ballet is proud to announce its final performance of the 2012-2013 Season, May 17-18 at Diana Wortham Theatre at 7:30 p.m. We cap an exceptional year with an original production of An Appalachian Romance, with choreography by director Ann Dunn, in collaboration with Kate Steinbeck’s Pan Hamonia, Asheville’s premier chamber music ensemble, and under the baton of conductor, Caleb Young.
The program also features a reprise of the always-thrilling spiritual extravaganza, Lauda Jerusalem, set to Vivaldi by world-renowned choreographer, Rick McCullough, and scenes from the greatest classical ballet, Swan Lake, envisioned and staged by Associate Artistic Director, Lyle Laney.
Dunn has created a ballet based on the Romeo and Juliet story, but set in the mountains outside of Asheville. The music, Appalachian Spring, will be performed in its original 1944 setting. This rarely produced version, scored for 13 players: flute, clarinet, bassoon, bass, piano and double string quartet, is one of Copland’s most exquisite works. One of the most exciting features of this piece is the collaboration between two outstanding local performance organizations, Pan Harmonia and The Asheville Ballet.
Tickets range from $15-50 and are available at the box office at 828-257-4530.
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ASHEVILLE BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON
||The Asheville Ballet announces class and performance schedules for the upcoming 2012-2013 season.
Note that classes will begin on September 4th.
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OUR STUDENTS have achieved rich lives in which their early dance experience has played an important role – whether they have become dancers or not. Those who wanted a professional career have become members of such major ballet and modern dance companies as The Kirov Ballet in Russia, David Dorfman, Shen Wei, Oklahoma Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and Fort Worth Ballet. They have become Rockettes and earned titles all the way up to Miss America and Mrs. America.
OUR FACULTY consists of professional adults who know and love their craft and who know and love children. Among us we have over a century of teaching experience.
OUR HISTORY is rich with a tradition of excellence combined with a family focus. For 64 years we have aimed to provide the highest quality dance training in Western North Carolina, in an atmosphere that encourages not just the art of dance, but the arts of humanity: kindness, generosity, cooperation, and affection for each other. We are a team.
We are one of Asheville’s oldest and strongest non-profit arts organizations. We thrive because we believe that bigger is not better – good is better. And because we live here year-round, we can perform monthly, weekly, daily, to help fulfill our community’s artistic needs.
Your Dance Servant,
Ann Dunn, Artistic Director | (828)258-1028 | firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Asheville Ballet
The mission of the Asheville Ballet Guild, Inc. is to support the artistic, educational and outreach activities of the Asheville Ballet and AnnDunnDANCErs (ADDANCE) while creating a Center for Dance Arts Education for the Western North Carolina region.
The Asheville Ballet Guild, Inc. (ABG) is one of Western North Carolinas oldest nonprofit arts organizations. First incorporated in 1963, the Guild has created and presented work in Asheville every year since. In an average season, our formal and educational outreach programming affects a culturally diverse audience of approximately 23,000 people. An active advisory panel and a strong, well-organized volunteer base assist the ABG board. read more >>>