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Ballet North Presents Spring Festival of Dance at Excelsior Springs Performing Arts Center

Last Updated on May 21, 2023 by Excelsior Citizen

Ballet North dancers in white tutu costumes prepare for upcoming performance at the Performing Arts Center in Excelsior Springs
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Ballet enthusiasts and art aficionados are in for a treat as Ballet North prepares to showcase its highly anticipated Spring Festival of Dance. The event, featuring captivating performances of Alice, Carmen, and Les Sylphides, will take place on June 9th and 10th at the prestigious Excelsior Springs Performing Arts Center. Tickets for this extraordinary ballet extravaganza are now available for purchase exclusively at balletnorth.com.

Les Sylphides, renowned for its timeless beauty and poetic expression, promises to captivate audiences with its ethereal choreography. This classic masterpiece is a mesmerizing exploration of grace, elegance, and the power of movement. The enchanting dancers of Ballet North will transport spectators to a world filled with ethereal creatures and bewitching melodies.

In stark contrast, Carmen, a fiery tale set to the passionate rhythm of Flamenco-style ballet, will ignite the stage with its scintillating energy. This vibrant performance captures the essence of the renowned opera and reimagines it through the dynamic movements of ballet. Audiences can expect an explosion of emotions as the talented dancers breathe new life into this iconic tale of love, jealousy, and tragedy.

Adding a touch of whimsy to the program, Ballet North’s Artistic Director Laura Reinschmidt presents Alice, an original work that delves into the imagination of a teacher tasked with creating Wonderland. With creativity and ingenuity, Reinschmidt crafts a ballet that seamlessly blends fantasy and reality. Alice invites audiences of all ages to embark on a magical journey, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary and the limits of imagination are tested.

The Spring Festival of Dance promises an unforgettable experience, with a runtime of approximately 150 minutes, including intermissions. This remarkable showcase is made possible by the generous support of the Missouri Arts Council, the State of the Arts, recognizing the importance of fostering and celebrating artistic endeavors.

Ballet North’s commitment to excellence and innovation has garnered praise and recognition both locally and nationally. With their impeccable technique, artistry, and dedication, the talented dancers of Ballet North continue to push the boundaries of ballet and enchant audiences with their breathtaking performances.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the magic unfold at the Excelsior Springs Performing Arts Center. Secure your tickets now for the Spring Festival of Dance featuring Alice, Carmen, and Les Sylphides. To purchase tickets and for more information about Ballet North, visit balletnorth.com.

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