Date: Friday, October 13 at 8pm
Location: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center
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.