October 22-24, 2021
BJCC Concert Hall
Vulcan Materials company foundation
About the Performance
Ovation is a mixed repertory performance featuring an original work by international choreographer Garrett Smith titled Imitations and George Balanchine’s Western Symphony. Ovation highlights the Alabama Ballet dancer’s versatility, strength, and artistry while showcasing both timeless classics as well as bold and creative original contemporary works.
Set on a rugged Old West street populated by cowboys and dance hall girls, Western Symphony nevertheless is very much a classical work. The steps Balanchine uses from the traditional ballet vocabulary allude to the steps, formations, and gestures of American folk dancing. The ballet is a striking example of Balanchine’s fascination with American themes. The lively and familiar score consists of classic American folk songs, including “Red River Valley,” “Old Taylor,” “Rye Whiskey,” “Good Night Ladies,” “Oh Dem Golden Slippers,” and “The Girl I Left Behind Me.”
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