Snow White | Balanchine’s Who Cares?
Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College
7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017
4 p.m., Sunday, October 15, 2017
This fantastical ballet adaption of Grimm’s fairy tale will intrigue audiences of all ages. In addition, Ballet Palm Beach is honored to perform Balanchine’s charming Who Cares? and Simple Symphony. Tickets begin at $19. Call (561) 814-5598 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2017 (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) – Ballet Palm Beach, the professional ballet company of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, will Snow White and Other Works at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th.
“I’m thrilled to be opening our Palm Beach season with such a diverse mixed bill.” says Ballet Palm Beach Artistic Director, Colleen Smith. “There is truly something here for everyone!”
Snow White is an original work by Ballet Palm Beach’s Artistic Director, Colleen Smith, which premiered in October 2016. A beautiful, exiled princess finds refuge with an unlikely band of heroes. Meanwhile, a jealous queen plots. This fantastical ballet adaption of Grimm’s fairy tale will intrigue audiences of all ages.
In addition, Ballet Palm Beach is honored to perform Balanchine’s charming Who Cares?. “This work portrays an exuberance that is both broadly American and charged with the distinctive energy of Manhattan.” (George Balanchine Trust). Guest Principal Dancer, Joseph Gatti, former Principal Dancer at Corella Ballet in Spain and Cincinnati Ballet and currently a highly-acclaimed Guest Principal Dancer with Orlando Ballet, will perform with the rest of the company. This will be the second time Ballet Palm Beach has performed a Balanchine work. Philip Neal, former Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, will set the work on the dancers.
Also on the bill is Simple Symphony, an invigorating group piece that embodies the musical dynamics of Benjamin Britten’s magnificent score. “This is dedicated to our ballet mistress Claudia Cravey. Claudia has shared her wealth of experience touching the lives of so many dancers throughout the world. She has been instrumental in the growth of our dancers and has clearly impacted how the company looks as a whole.” says Artistic Director Colleen Smith.
This multi-work performance offers something for everyone; a cheeky and playful Balanchine classic (Who Cares?), a spirited showcase (Simple Symphony), and a cinematic fairy tale (Snow White).
Tickets, starting at $19, are on sale now and are available by calling (561) 814-5598 or by visiting www.balletpalmbeach.org.
About Ballet Palm Beach
Ballet Palm Beach, the only professional ballet company in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to 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. Founded by Artistic Director Colleen Smith in 2001, Ballet Palm Beach is THE professional ballet company of Palm Beach County. The company strives to enrich the community and abroad through its numerous outreach programs and community performances. Its ballet school, Ballet Palm Beach Academy is in Palm Beach Gardens with classes offered to students beginning at age 3 years old through adulthood. For more information about Ballet Palm Beach call (561) 630-8235 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.