Students Take the Stage at Walton Arts Center
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, April 21, 2021 – Walton Arts Center will host two performances featuring local students, a classical Hindu dance production and the debut performance of the NWA Jazz All-Stars, as part of Procter & Gamble Ghost Light Programming.
Tickets are $15 to each performance and available at www.waltonartscenter.org or by calling 479.443.5600.
Dhirana Academy of Classical Dance presents The Exiled King at Walton Arts Center at 7 pm on Friday, April 30. The Exiled King is a dance production retelling the story of “The Ramayana,” a great Hindu epic written by Sage Valmiki in the fifth century B.C. that remains relevant even today. The story follows our hero, Rama, in an enchanted fight against evil. With the help of his loyal brother and an army of monkeys led by Hanuman, Rama embarks on a journey to rescue his wife Sita by defeating Ravana, the great king of Lanka.
Symbolizing the struggle between light and dark, good and evil, The Exiled King is a riveting performance that shows the importance of truth, loyalty and determination.
The Northwest Arkansas Jazz All-Stars Youth Ensemble will perform their debut concert with internationally acclaimed alto saxophonist Bobby Watson at Walton Arts Center at 6 pm on Sunday, May 2.
Back for the fifth season, the Northwest Arkansas Jazz All-Stars Youth Ensemble is made up of high school students from seven schools and five communities. The ensemble has spent 10 weeks training with local jazz professionals, rehearsing and perfecting their jazz skills.
Support for the All-Stars project has been provided by the Walton Family Foundation and members of the NW Arkansas Jazz Society and Walton Arts Center.
The use of masks and social distancing will remain in place at Walton Arts Center performances through at least the end of May to protect our staff, patrons and performers as the vaccine rollout continues. For more information about health and safety protocols please visit www.waltonartscenter.org.
Ghost Light Programming is presented by Procter & Gamble and provided in part by supporters of the Ghost Light Recovery Fund. The Ghost Light Recovery Fund helps Walton Arts Center offset lost revenue from canceled performances, continue education and intermission programming, maintain facilities and support staff until full-scale performances can resume.