This came across my desk and seems like a wonderful way to pair two of my loves – brunch + ballet. Enjoy!
Dutch Treat Sunday Brunch at Fedora paired with The Ballet at City Performance Hall
Sunday, March 30th at 12:00pm
Enjoy brunch, have a glass of wine, invite your friends and be amazed by YOUR BALLET.
Sunday, March 30, is Texas Ballet Theater‘s production of Balanchine and Beyond at Dallas City Performance Hall. A truly stunning program that includes dancing for everyone: Balanchine’s beautiful classic Serenade; Stevenson’s L featuring tremendous jumps by an all-male cast and Coomer’s Clann where ballet meets River dance. We promise: you won’t be disappointed!
Here’s the Plan:
12:00pm-1:30pm – Dutch Treat Lunch at Fedora, One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh Street, 75201Fedora is in the heart of the Dallas Arts’ District at the end of Flora Street and within walking distance of City Performance Hall. $5 Valet parking
2:00pm Balanchine and Beyond – ~ Performance Tickets available at our Friends’ price of $42 for Premiere SeatsDallas City Performance Hall 2520 Flora Street Dallas (1 block west of Fedora – short walk, no need to move your car)
Please RSVP as soon as possible to secure your tickets and brunch reservation. If you have questions, please contact me via email or 817-763-0207 extension 110. You may certainly invite a friend or two. We hope to see you at the Ballet.Texas Ballet Theater (817)763-0207 www.texasballettheater.org
Balanchine and Beyond
The flowing blue skirts of Serenade exemplify beauty and innocence in what George Balanchine called “a dance in the moonlight” that was inspired by the student dancers of the School of American Ballet. When Balanchine came in one day, a student was standing with her arm up, blocking her eyes from the sun, and he thought it was so beautiful that it became the opening pose. The movements are accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous Serenade for Strings in C. The composer claimed that the brilliant strings in the piece were “his favorite child,” written from “inner compulsion from the heart.” He also added, “I am terribly in love with this Serenade.”
“L” is the first letter of many important words – laughter, love, and life. Choreographed by Ben Stevenson O.B.E. for eleven men, L is an expression of gratitude and a tribute to Liza Minnelli for the wonderful benefit performance she gave in 1974 to help the National Ballet of Washington. Set to an all-percussion score originally commissioned by the Houston Ballet, it is a tour de force for the men of Texas Ballet Theater.
Clann, a world premiere by Carl Coomer
Texas Ballet Theater is proud to present a world premiere ballet, choreographed by company member Carl Coomer. Clannis Coomer’s second opportunity to debut a piece with Texas Ballet Theater. In April of 2012 his piece Evolving was unveiled at the Portraits Ballet Festival at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas. The Dallas Morning News stated that the production included “near flawless dancing” while Coomer described the piece as a mix of contemporary and classical with a touch of quirkiness thrown in. Don’t miss your chance to see another moving piece from the imaginative mind of Carl Coomer.