Walton Arts Center Presents Symphonie Dramatique

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, October 3, 2017 – Canadian dance company Cas Public has captivated audiences around the world for 25 years, and they are bringing their contemporary dance show, Symphonie Dramatique, to Walton Arts Center Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm as part of the 10x10 Arts Series.

Single tickets are just $10 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Symphonie Dramatique is a mordant look at the mythical couple of Romeo and Juliet. Their adaptation is geared to audiences ages 10 and up and draws from William Shakespeare’s romantic masterpiece to evoke notions of seduction, desire, unchained passion and death. In this contemporary version, eight of the company’s dancers present a vibrant homage to the original tale tinged with impetuousness and contagious energy.

Cas Public defines itself as a contemporary dance company. Recognized for its high-energy, high-performance dance, Cas Public has staked its reputation on their exceptional quality of works coupled with their presence on national and international stages. 

Choreographer Hélène Blackburn founded Cas Public in 1989. Blackburn favors a research process in choreographic creation based on the renewal of contemporary approaches to dance. In 2001, the company successfully carved out a niche in the young audience market with the goal of introducing the public to contemporary dance and contributing to its development.

Following the show, patrons and artists are also invited to attend an after party in the Walker Atrium and share their thoughts about the show with the popular Post-It® Note responses as part of the 10x10 Arts Series.

Walton Arts Center’s 10x10 Arts Series brings a variety of groundbreaking artists and awe-inspiring performances to Northwest Arkansas at a price that is right for the whole community. For more information, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.  

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.