Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Closes 24th Season with a Thrilling Spring Ballet Gala

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Closes 24th Season with a Thrilling Spring Ballet Gala

To close its successful 24th Season, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is proud to present its annual Spring Ballet Gala. Vladimir Issaev’s dancers are excited to bring three thrilling neo-cloassical and contemporary pieces, including two world premieres, on April 23 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, and April 24 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Every year, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida produces high-quality works and provides programs that enhance the understanding and appreciation of classical ballet among new audiences. The 2022 Spring Ballet Gala ends the 2021-2022 season with a classical repertoire that only high-quality dancers can perform.

Unbroken, supported by Funding Arts Broward, will make its world premiere as a neo-classical piece, choreographed by Artistic Director Vladimir Issaev and staged with music by Eduard Lalo. The piece will serve as a testament to the timelessness of dance during these challenging times while introducing the audience to the future of the art form, featuring the latest technical difficulties.

Arapo, the second world premiere by emerging contemporary-choreographer Lusian Hernandez and music by Huascar Barradas, is inspired by the endangered Mochima National Park on the northeast coast of Venezuela. With both artists being Venezuelan, this is a tribute to the country’s natural resources and a call to action.

To complete the program, Artistic Director Mr. Issaev will bring back Tarde en la Siesta, another neo- classical piece by Alberto Mendez with music by Ernesto Lecuona, first staged in 2015 for the company and the South Florida stages by Mendez himself. The piece features the story of four sisters, each carefully named after their unique attributes: Consuelo, Soledad, Dulce, and Esperanza. (Comfort, Loneliness, Sweetness and Hope) This is a heart-warming piece that has captivated audiences in Latin America and beyond. The repertoire will be performed by the company’s 14 professional dancers.

Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on April 23 and at 5 pm on April 24. Cost of tickets is $35. To purchase tickets and learn more visit www.artsballettheatre.org