Avant Chamber Ballet Presents Intimate Evening of New Works
Avant Chamber Ballet presents an unconventional night of dance, live music and conversation with Legacy of Diaghilev, April 29-30 at Sammons Center for the Arts. “We are excited to return to Sammons Center for an up-close and moving performance,” said Artistic Director Katie Puder. “The show will bring the audience into the world of the ballets and break down the division of viewer and performer.”
The program is two new works and an homage to Serge Diaghilev and his company the Ballet Russes – which changed ballet forever with groundbreaking commissions of music, score, and design in the early 1900’s. The performance will first include the premiere of Fernanda Oliveira’s Jeux. This ballet was described by its composer Claude Debussy as a “danced poem”. This will be Oliveira’s second work created for ACB.
Also on the program is Katie Puder’s new production of Igor Stravinsky’s theatrical A Soldier’s Tale – a dramatic collaboration between the dancers, musicians of MAKE Trio, and a live narrator. The music by Stravinsky tells the story of a deal with the devil that takes the audience on a wild ride.
Avant Chamber Ballet’s mission is to bring exceptional live dance and chamber music together for audiences in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Their ensemble of classically trained dancers presents a diverse repertoire of classical and contemporary works from local choreographers, as well as internationally acclaimed artists. Since their inaugural season in 2012, ACB has presented over twenty world premiere ballets. The organization is in its ninth season, and is led by artistic director Katie Puder.
Additional information on Avant Chamber Ballet can be found at www.avantchamberballet.org
Performances of Legacy of Diaghilev will take place April 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm at the Sammons Center for the Arts in Dallas. Attendance is limited to just 100 guests. The $50 ticket price includes a post-performance reception with the artists including an open bar and appetizers.
Tickets on sale now through TicketDFW.com