HUNTSVILLE BALLET ANNOUNCES A BOLD NEW SEASON FOR 2012-2013
Huntsville Ballet Company is excited to announce the performances for the 2012-2013 Season. Cutting edge choreography, classical ballets and some wonderful surprises are sure to delight audiences of all ages as Huntsville Ballet Company dancers and special guest artists take the stage with passion, poise, and power.
Huntsville Ballet Company’s Unplugged returns to the Von Braun Center Playhouse October 26, 27, and 28, to open the season. Exciting new choreography as well as a taste of the classics will be presented in the up-close and personal setting of the Playhouse stage.
The Huntsville Ballet Company continues the 2012/2013 season with their 44th annual production of The Nutcracker. This magical holiday classic has been a Huntsville tradition for over four decades. Don’t miss the magic this holiday season as Huntsville Ballet Company, with choreography by Artistic Director Phillip Otto and accompanied by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, brings this enchanting story to life at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. All children performing are registered students of The Huntsville Ballet School. Brand new this year, is a single performance of Nutcracker Gone Wild. WARNING: Nutcracker Gone Wild is a special unconventional performance sponsored by Huntsville Ballet Company’s “MEN OF THE BARRE” and could be bad for your artistic health!
In January, 2013 Huntsville Ballet is honored to present MOMIX: Botanica. Beautiful and enthralling, Botanica is the perfect show for the entire family. This show features an eclectic score ranging from birdsongs to Vivaldi. It follows the rhythms of the seasons, the changing shape of life on Earth, and the passing of a day. The performance is enhanced by spectacular costumes, projections and giant puppetry designed by Michael Curry, acclaimed production designer for Cirque du Soleil, Disney and the Metropolitan Opera.
The season concludes with the Spring Performance. This year Huntsville Ballet Company tells the story of the infamous Billy the Kid. He had a slim physique, sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, and wore a signature sugar-loaf sombrero with a wide decorative band. He could be charming and polite one moment, then outraged and violent the next, a quixotic nature he used to great effect during his heists and robberies. Legend has it he killed 21 men during his days as an outlaw, one for each year of his life. The music by Aaron Copeland will transport audiences out of their seats and into the old west as the dancers tell this story through powerful and expressive movement. The Spring performance includes the 5th Annual Discover Dance Community Showcase, which will begin prior to Billy The Kid.