Birmingham Ballet presents “Hues: Vibrant Shades of Dance, Art, and Live Music” at the BJCC this spring.Who: BIRMINGHAM BALLETWith Guest Artists MONTANA SKIESWhat: Repertory Company Series performance “HUES”When: May 28th, 7:30 pmWhere: BJCC TheatreTickets: $20. Purchase at the BJCC Box office and all Ticketmaster locationswww.ticketmaster.com 1-800-745-3000
Premieres new professional wing of BIRMINGHAMBALLET
Presents award winning ballets choreographed by famed Alfonso FigueroaProceeds benefiting LAURA CRANDALL BROWN OVARIAN CANCER FOUNDATIONFeatures Special Guests MONTANA SKIES performing live with the company
The Repertory Company is comprised of seven paid professional dancers and six apprentices.The company is made up of dancers with strong classical and contemporary ballet training and experience. Birmingham Ballet features some of the most impressive talents in the Alabama dance community. Whether presenting classical treasures from the Family Series or eclectic mix of works with the Repertory Series, Birmingham Ballet dancers shine with exceptional artistry, passion, and drive. The Company consists of dancers from several different states throughout the southeast. Birmingham Ballet's company members are strong, versatile artists who have extensive experience in a variety of styles. Members of the apprentice program have the opportunity to learn classical and contemporary repertoire, perform with the professional company and tour within the region.
Highlights of the PerformanceHUES, choreographed by Alfonso Figueroa(1971) Boston Ballet Premier, Jacob’s Pillow, performed by Birmingham Ballet (1973), Illinois Peoria Ballet (1984), featured in European Premier-Edinburgh International Performing Arts Festival one of three Alfonso Figueroa Ballets performed by the Scottish American Ballet (1989)Music: Prokofiev - Concerto in D MinorA non narrative, dramatic ballet, for 10 dancers in three movements: Indigo, Fuscia, Lilac, capturing the mood of each color, in the London Press as "rich and unmissable".TERPSICHOROS , choreographed by Alfonso Figueroa (1972) Birmingham Premier. Performed by New Hampshire Ballet (1974), Illinois Peoria Ballet (1986), San Antonio Ballet Metropolitan (2000)Music: Mozart - Duet for Violin and ViolaA non narrative ballet in a neo classic style, with kaleidoscope composition, with the objective of making the music visual.MONTANA SKIES, choreographed by Cindy Free2011 premiere, presented by BIRMINGHAMBALLET Repertory CompanyMusic: Montana Skies-performed live onstage during the show. A non-narrative, abstract ballet in four movements that reflects the landscape of the Montana horizon through the movements of the dancers. They are the wind, the fog, the stars, the birds and everything that floats in sky. The dancers also become the canyons, streams, geysers, and fields. Some of the dancers follow the guitar and others follow the cello - each having their moment, but always moving together to create an ever flowing connected array of movement. The breathtaking finale features one woman as she floats up into the air like a moon doings so by swinging to and fro on a trapeze.BIRMINGHAMBALLET