Ballet Palm Beach presents Swept Away

Ballet Palm Beach presents Swept Away

Featuring Romeo and Juliet excerpts and inspirations from Hollywood musicals

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(Palm Beach Gardens, FL –Jan 17, 2020) Ballet Palm Beach presents Swept Away at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on the first weekend of February.

Swept Away is mixed repertory program featuring Romeo and Juliet excerpts, Christopher Huggins’ The List, a poignant tribute to the victims of the Holocaust; and Swept Away, a glamorous display of the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals.

Swept Away
February 1-2
+ Saturday, Feb 1 at 2pm & 7:30 pm
+ Sunday, Feb 2 at 2pm
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Rinker Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Ballet Palm Beach opens the show with excerpts from Romeo and Juliet. In Renaissance Italy, two noble families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are embroiled in a long-standing feud. All matters become tragically complicated when a young Romeo Montague and a beautiful Juliet Capulet fall in love. These romantic and dramatic scenes feature exciting sword fights and soaring pas de deux, guided by Prokofiev’s score.

Next on the bill is The List, by former Alvin Ailey dancer and acclaimed choreographer, Christopher Huggins. This short, albeit powerful tale is set in 1942 Poland amid the throes of the Holocaust. In Huggins’ words, it is a “haunting glimpse into the lives of a Jewish family of four — from their kitchen table to their end.” Due to the mature subject matter and tragic elements, The List may not be suitable for young children.

Concluding the mixed bill, Swept Away is a spritely coquettish collection of dances, inspired by classic musicals from the 1940’s, 1950’s, and 1960’s. Audiences will be caught up in the Golden Age of Hollywood where icons like Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, and Doris Day ruled the screens.

The professional dancers of Ballet Palm Beach are sponsored in part by the Anka Fund for Dancers.

About Ballet Palm Beach:

Ballet Palm Beach (BPB), the professional ballet company of the Palm Beaches, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ballet company dedicated preserving the art of classical ballet, cultivating new visions in choreography, impacting the next generation through the discipline of dance, and enriching the community through this universal art form.  Established in 2001, the company has become a fixture in Palm Beach County. Each year BPB produces main stage ballets as well as outreach shows, both locally and abroad. For more information about the professional company or its school, Ballet Palm Beach Academy, or to support BPB’s outreach efforts call 561.630.8235 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.

Upcoming performances and events by Ballet Palm Beach include:

Swept Away Soirée: Annual Cocktail Fundraiser

January 31 at 6pm
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Rinker Playhouse

701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach
Sponsored by Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design and Big Time Restaurant Group

Queen Esther

March 20-22
+ Friday, March 20 at 7pm
+ Saturday, March 21 at 1pm & 7pm
+ Sunday, March 22 at 4pm
The King’s Academy
8401 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach

How to Purchase Tickets:

For general information about prices and how to purchase tickets, please call Ballet Palm Beach at 561.630.8235 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.
For tickets to performances at the Kravis Center, please call 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471, or visit www.kravis.org.
For tickets to performances at The King’s Academy, please call 888.718.4253 or visit www.TKAFineArts.net.