Friday, August 23, 2013

Exceptional Ballet at the Santa Fe Lensic

Guests of the Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn are in for a real treat this weekend, with the return of Daniel Ulbricht and his dance company, Stars of American Ballet.  Having wowed Santa Fe audiences for the past two summers, the company is back for another weekend of performances at the historic Lensic Theatre.  Stars of American Ballet is comprised of principals and soloist dancers from two of America's top ballet companies:  New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.

They will be performing on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24th, with different programs each evening featuring both classical and contemporary pieces.  Classical pieces include the pas de deux from Giselle as well as the Rubies pas de deux and Stars and Stripes pas de deux, both choreographed by George Balanchine.  Contemporary pieces consist of Liturgy and Carousel, both choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, dances to the music of Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, and finishing each night's program is Jerome Robbins' beloved Fancy Free.

Performances begin at 7:30, with a talk by Daniel Ulbricht one hour before the Saturday evening program for those wanting to learn more about dance and this particular company of stars.

Ticket prices range from $20-$75 and may be purchased online at ticketssantafe.org or by phoning 505.988.1234.

Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM


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