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Heather King – Guest Contributor
Mar 28 @ 09:54
Aurora's Wedding and Other Ballets

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Irving Arts Center
3333 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, Texas 75062

March 31st and April 1st are two dates that you absolutely need to save on your calendars. The Ballet Ensemble of Texas directed by Allan Kinzie will be featuring “Aurora’s Wedding” and Other Ballets at the Irving Arts Center and the evening of dance will be tremendous.

The night will open with “Tarantella” which is an action packed bravura ballet choreographed by Lisa Slagle with music by Louis Gottschalk. This work has been performed nationally and in Canada and is sure to please both ballet aficionados and audience members new to the art form. The second ballet will be “Flower Festival at Genzano” Pas de Deux. This work will be performed by Oklahoma City Ballet Guest Artists Rayleigh Vendt (Ballet Ensemble of Texas alumnus) and Martin Walker and was choreographed by the founder of the Royal Danish Ballet, August Bournonville. It is an example of the purest form of

The second ballet will be “Flower Festival at Genzano” Pas de Deux. This work will be performed by Oklahoma City Ballet Guest Artists Rayleigh Vendt (Ballet Ensemble of Texas alumnus) and Martin Walker and was choreographed by the founder of the Royal Danish Ballet, August Bournonville. It is an example of the purest form of 19th century ballet and excels in beautiful partnering and delicate footwork infused with graceful artistic lines. Closing the first act of the evening will be a world premiere of “generation#” choreographed by Tammie Reinsch. This creation takes a whimsical look at

Closing the first act of the evening will be a world premiere of “generation#” choreographed by Tammie Reinsch. This creation takes a whimsical look at today's technology and the people that use them so be prepared to laugh! The second act of the program will be “Aurora’s Wedding” choreographed by the king of

The second act of the program will be “Aurora’s Wedding” choreographed by the king of 19th century ballet, Marius Petipa. Petipa, of course, is responsible for such notable works as “The Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake” and “Paquita” to name but a few. The version performed by the Ballet Ensemble of Texas is a Russian version that was set by Anna-Marie Holmes. Ms. Holmes is a frequent coach for American Ballet Theatre and travels worldwide to multiple companies and is a renowned specialist in the works of Petipa. This version she learned from Bronislava Nijinska while dancing in Russia. Both performances will be at 7:30 pm and will take place at the Irving Arts Center located at 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, TX 75062. $30 adults, $25

Both performances will be at 7:30 pm and will take place at the Irving Arts Center located at 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, TX 75062. $30 adults, $25

$30 adults. $25 students and seniors. 972-252-ARTS.

www.irvingartscenter.com.

These performances are funded in part by the City of Coppell, Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board.