Ovation

When

april 23-25, 2021

Where

bjcc theatre

Sponsored by

tba

About the Performance

Synopsis

Ovation is a mixed repertory performance that highlights the Alabama Ballet dancer’s versatility, strength, and artistry.  Alabama Ballet will present two pieces, George Balanchine’s Serenade and the U.S. premiere of Requiem by German-based artist Anna Vita.

George Balanchine’s Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is the first original ballet Balanchine created in America. The ballet is performed by 28 dancers in blue costumes in front of a blue background. Originating it as a lesson in stage technique, Balanchine worked unexpected rehearsal events into the choreography. When one student fell, he incorporated it. Another day, a student arrived late, and this too became part of the ballet.

Anna Vita’s Requiem, set to Mozart, explores the confrontation with death, the end of the earthly existence and the mystery of a possible further existence in another form. Vita designs her choreography as a successful interplay of dreamlike movement and stills reminiscent of paintings. In the end it is the combination of movement and beauty, of light and sound, that makes the choreography of Requiem an exciting experience for the audience.

 

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Production Information


Choreography

George Balanchine and Anna Vita

Music

TBA

Run Time

1 hour 30 minutes + 15 minute intermission

Address

2726 1st Ave S.
Birmingham, AL 35233

205-322-4300
information@alabamaballet.org

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