January 25th, 2010
Romantic Collection of Ballets
Unique Valentine Gifts
Enjoy the Ride: Dinner and Ballet shuttle
Enjoy Lower Ticket Prices! – Purchase online!
This year’s spring production – Romantic Collection - comes early at Kingsport Ballet – public performances will take place March 6th and 7th at Eastman’s Toy F. Reid auditorium. Each of the three pieces performed has a unique and romantic aura of its own. Professional guest artists will share the stage with Kingsport Ballet Company members. TICKETS ON SALE NOW ONLINE: www.kingsportballet.org
Paquita, with its lively and exciting music composition by Minkus, is an energizing celebration of the ballet kind in bejeweled peach-colored tutus – a reverie for unlikely lovers who reunite - the dancing expresses this energy in a grand-ball atmosphere.
Chopiniana, aptly named after its composer – Chopin – is a romantic reminiscence of an era from the past. This ballet was created as an ode to the time of Giselle-like, ‘white’ ballets of the early 19th century.
Imperial Waltz is Strauss’ creation, with original choreography for young ballerinas by artistic director Valeria Sinyavskaya. The piece conjures an escape to Vienna, Austria, on a summer evening in the late 1800s when beautiful waltzes were danced in open air to the accompaniment of a small orchestra.
All three of these short ballets represent a romantization often seen in ballet; they offer a way to experience beauty, elegance, and perfectly harmonious movement set to great classical music, despite hard times, or personal struggle. In keeping with this theme, ticket prices are lower for this production: $16, $12 and $7. Tickets may be purchased entirely online through www.kingsportballet.org
or through the Arts Council www.kingsportarts.org
or by calling 423/378-3967.
DINNER AND BALLET:
Enjoy the ride! Groups (12 or more) attending the ballet will enjoy being chauffeured to dinner at Kingsport Grocery Company and then to Eastman Auditorium for the ballet performance for under $30! Call 423/378-3967 for reservations.
UNIQUE VALENTINE GIFTS:
Give the unique gift of Ballet to your loved one – purchase a beautifully packaged, heart-shaped dish containing home-made chocolate truffles and two vouchers to Romantic Collection! These special gifts are on sale at select specialty stores in downtown Kingsport* for just $40 during the month of February.
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KINGSPORT BALLET IS FUNDED FOR GENERAL OPERATIONS BY THE TENNESSEE ARTS COMMISSION UNDER THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. Outreach programs are made possible by the City of Kingsport. For a full list of sponsors please visit: www.kingsportballet.org
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*Valentine gifts are available at the following downtown retailers:
- Style – 423/288-1616
- Finer Things for Her – 423/343-9043
- Sophisticated Starlet – 423/245-1493
- The Guilded Nest – 423/578-6911
- Eastman Recreation Store - 423-229-2005