Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Local Ballet Event

CHARLOTTESVILLE BALLET PRESENTS
WINTER SOLSTCE OF THE HEART
AN ECLECTIC SHOWCASE OF ORIGIONAL CHOROGRAHY
CREATED FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE AUDIENCES

On Friday, January 30th, at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 31st, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm, Charlottesville Ballet will present Winter Solstice of the Heart at The Theatre at Ix. Come be a part of the first full length evening of the year with a performance that encompasses a large spectrum of stories and styles created just for Charlottesville audiences.

Beginning with a work inspired by Edward Hopper's painting Room in New York, 1932, two dancers explore what it is to live in one house, yet be worlds apart. Drawing on Hopper's distinct style of isolation among a crowd this dance mirrors the painting's journey. A journey put into motion with original choreography by Artistic Director Ariadne Conner.

Switching modes, who's it all for anyway? tells the great tradition of tango through ballet's eyes. A project Ms. Conner began two years ago now comes to completion this January. Be a part of the sinuous story woven with the magnetic music of Astor Piazzolla.

Finally, look for The Oracle of Ma'at, an homage to the company's first incarnation. Charlottesville Ballet began as Ma'at Ensemble, and this work pays tribute to the ideals of truth and balance inherent in the Egyptian name.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Run time for Winter Solstice of the Heart is one hour.

For ticket reservations please call 434.227.7592 or visit www.charlottesvilleballet.com.
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As a side note, Theater at IX has a links page you'll want to check out--it's got other local performing arts pages listed.

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