Sunday, May 10, 2009

BalletMet's 2009-2010 season!

The season was just announced today, and I can't wait until it begins! But I have to wait until October! Which is doubly hard, because the season opener is

And I love Swan Lake (OK, who doesn't love Swan Lake?) I haven't seen it in abut five years and I am looking forward to seeing it again, especially since the Cincinnati Ballet is joining BalletMet. The last time this happened was with Balanchine's Jewels, and it was a stunning collaboration. Two fabulous ballet companies for the price of one! 

The rest of the season is: 

Nov. 6-21, BalletMet Performance Space (their wonderful black-box theater across from their studios). 
This performance will also include a revival of Tharp's Sinatra Suite. 

The Nutcracker, Dec. 11-23, at the Ohio Theater.
If you haven't seen this yet, you really should. It's magical. 

Feb. 5-14, Capitol Theater, Riffe Center
I am really looking forward to this one. I've never seen it, but we all know the "Wedding March" that Mendelssohn wrote for this ballet! 

March 5-14, Capitol Theater
This looks very intriguing. I have never seen this ballet, either, but it looks evocative and passionate. Can't wait. This one-act ballet will be followed by a new work by Great Gatsby choreographer Jimmy Orrante. 

The season closes with: 

April 23-May 1, Capitol Theater
BalletMet's website describe this performance like so: 

WORLD PREMIERE! Listen to the lyrical legacy of three musicians. Watch the dynamic depiction of their distinctive songs danced upon the stage. Feel the creative forces that compelled these musical giants to move us in truly original ways. Their signature sounds have had fans of all ages dancing for decades. Now you can see the raw power of Johnny Cash, the soulful style of Stevie Wonder and the swinging sounds of Sammy Davis Jr. as you have never seen them before.

So, if this season looks as wonderful and intriguing to YOU as it does to me, head over to BalletMet's website and order a season subscription! I promise you, it will be worth it. 

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