The 10x10 Arts Series returns with 10 extraordinary performances!

This innovative series brings groundbreaking artists and awe-inspiring performances to Northwest Arkansas…. at a price that is right for the whole community!

10x10 Arts Ambassador Memberships on sale now!
Connect with the world of the performing arts on a whole new level. Membership includes early access to all 10 shows, the same seats at each performance, special invitations to member events, a 10x10 branded t-shirt and “ambassador” seats. You, as arts ambassadors, can invite someone new to the 10x10 journey. 2017-18 memberships are available now for $130.

Performances include pre-show Creative Conversations, a post-show party with artists and the popular Post-It® responses!

Questions? Call the Box Office at 479.443.5600!

Ballet Arkansas Emergence

Friday, October 13 at 8pm

Ballet Arkansas, the state's renowned professional ballet company, has emerged as a dynamic presenter of diverse dance repertoire throughout the region, combining the beauty and grace of classical ballet with the innovation and athleticism of contemporary movement. At the heart of the company, a magnetic ensemble of passionate artists display raw power, maturity and technical brilliance on stage. With its move to the Creative Corridor in downtown Little Rock, Ballet Arkansas has become a driving force of artistic collaboration, and a catalyst for the premiere of engaging new works. Emergence brings the depth and range of Ballet Arkansas to the forefront. Highlighted within the program is the regional hit Under the Lights by Chris Stuart, set to the music of Johnny Cash. Also featured is the timeless Valse Fantaisie by George Balanchine, a world premiere by 2017 Winter Visions winner Mariana Oliveira, and other critically acclaimed classical and contemporary repertoire that provides for a captivating evening of dance. A compelling discussion with award-winning choreographer Mariana Oliveira, led by Artistic Director Michael Fothergill, will precede the performance.

    

Cas Public Symphonie Dramatique

Thursday, October 26 at 7:30pm

Symphonie Dramatique is a mordant look at the mythical couple of Romeo and Juliet. Their adaptation geared to audiences 10 and up draws from William Shakespeare’s romantic masterpiece to evoke notions of seduction, desire, unchained passion, and death. In this highly contemporary version, eight of the company’s dancers present a vibrant homage to the original tale tinged with impetuousness and contagious energy. Conflict and inner turmoil are magnificently rendered by the dance and the music, achieving a unique resonance. Symphonie Dramatique also evokes a dialogue between Prokofiev, Tchaïkovski, Gounod and many others in the form of a soundtrack by composer and sampler Martin Tétreault, who puts a unique spin on the music inspired by this tragedy. A paean to the impossible and the battle that must be waged to fulfil one’s destiny, this powerful and sobre work sheds new light on the most famous love story of all time.

 
    

VOCES8

Sunday, December 3 at 7pm

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is now established as one of the world’s most versatile and best-loved singing groups. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the ensemble performs a repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions as well as popular arrangements. VOCES8 regularly commissions and collaborates with world- renowned contemporary composers including Ola Gjeilo, Roxanna Panufnik, Thomas Hewitt Jones, Alexander Levine and Ben Parry.

 
    

Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider

Wednesday, January 17 at 7pm

Legendary banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck teams up with the unsurpassably inventive string quartet Brooklyn Rider for an evening of music works from Brooklyn Rider’s versatile repertoire, solo turns by Béla, and other collaborative surprises.


 
    

The Triplets of Belleville
Composer, Benoit Charest with Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville

Thursday, February 1 at 7:30pm

This much beloved animated film is screened as composer Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in the live performance of his original score for the film, including his academy award nominated best song. In the spirit of the film, Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville transports audiences to the exciting streets of 1920’s Paris and Le Jazz Hot.
Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist named Champion is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville. His near-sighted grandmother and faithful dog follow his trail and are taken in by a trio of eccentric jazz-era divas. The motley sleuths follow the clues to an underground speakeasy where they entertain the crowd. The chase is on!

 
    

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Saturday, February 24 at 7pm

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, whose musicians have been employed by big stars such as Robbie Williams and even Bryan Ferry, is the band responsible for starting the swing dance revival. The dance orchestra, with its authentic 1920’s-1930’s feeling, technically brilliant delivery, rousing atmosphere and utterly unique light-hearted musical style, makes it the ideal band to experience live in a theatre, or to dance the night away at a trendy party.


 
    

Aquila Theatre Company
Sense & Sensibility

Thursday, March 8 at 7pm

Sense & Sensibilty is one of Jane Austen’s most popular novels. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited- especially for the women. Aquila expands the canon of classical works for the stage by adapating Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility in a bold and exciting new production. Directed by Aquila’s artistic director Desiree Sanchez, this production will incorporate her innovative use of space, movement, design, and sound. D.C. Metro said “Sanchez is wildly inventive, and the production choices made were carried out beautifully” and NY Theater Review says “her direction is polished and laser sharp. She gets the maximum amount of potential out of every stage moment, has exceptional attention to detail, and is a demiurge of direction.”

 
    

Dublin Guitar Quartet

Friday, March 9 at 8pm

Described as a "quartet with a difference" by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, DGQ has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces from outside of the guitar repertoire.

 
    

Ravé Mehta’s FLOW

Thursday, May 24 at 8pm 

Enter a world where music, yoga, art, mindfulness and dance all converge into one awe-inspiring, soul-healing experience! WELCOME TO FLOW! For one night only, you will experience a unique evening of music and movement. FLOW is a live piano concert by award-winning composer, producer, and pianist Ravé Mehta, infused with yoga-inspired performances such as piano yoga, yoga dance, acro-yoga, aerial yoga, and more! Choreographed by lululemon ambassador and yoga dancer Kristen Schneider, and accompanied with awe-inspiring vocals by award-winning singer Radha Mehta, FLOW will take you on a musical journey filled with grace, beauty, elegance, creativity and love. In the spirit of FLOW, the show is 50% choreographed and 50% improvised, with all original music by Ravé Mehta, composed, in part, during the show. Therefore, this show is an original experience with the sole intention of raising your vibration!

 
    

Artosphere Festival Orchestra

Tuesday, June 19 at 7pm

Corrado Rovaris, Music Director
Recognized as an important musical voice by American Public Media’s “Performance Today” – the nation’s most popular classical music radio program – the Artosphere Festival Orchestra returns to NWA for their seventh year performing together under the baton of internationally acclaimed Maestro Corrado Rovaris. The lauded orchestra features premier musicians from major symphonies, prestigious ensembles and distinguished programs around the world performing fresh and lively productions of classic and new works by leading composers. Help us welcome these accomplished musicians “home” for the 8th annual Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival in their second of three public performances during their 2017 residency.