MLKBallet has had a busy year so far, and things aren’t slowing down! Along with our commitment to providing accessible, quality ballet training for children in the Tacoma area, we also produce contemporary dance shows in Tacoma as a way of building a dance audience and to provide our students, and their families, opportunities to experience all levels and types of dance in the Tacoma community.
CHAMBER: An evening of contemporary dance and live chamber music.
March 29th at 7:00 P.M., at Urban Grace, $8
(902 Market Street, Downtown Tacoma)
Tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/590586 and at the door. The event is ADA accessible.
This event is FREE for our students and a ticket will be held at will call under their name.
The public is also invited to a free open rehearsal on March 23rd, 11:00 A.M., at Schneebeck Hall on University of Puget Sound Campus.
Featuring original choreography by Faith Stevens and the world premier of commissioned music for cello, violin, piano, and electronics by local composer Brad Hawkins, CHAMBER blends contemporary dance with new music and bold 20th century works by Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen, and John Cage. CHAMBER joins old traditions with new and explores the visual aspects of music and dance performance, as performing artists share the stage.
Sponsored in part by the Tacoma Arts Commission.
Photography by Scott Haydon www.scotthaydon.com
The class will explore creative movement and improvisation with an emphasis on level changes, varying dynamics of movement, and partner work. Fun and informative, this class is geared towards various ages and dance backgrounds.
Space is limited. To register, or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to all who came out for W.I.P.!
Our first Works In Progress series co-presented by The Barefoot Collective was a huge success and we are so thankful for all of the artists who presented work, and the audience who came out to watch and give input. Mark your calendars, the next installment in this series will be Monday, April 21st, 7:30pm-8:30pm at our studios at Urban Grace. If you are interested in performing or presenting work, or would like more information, please contact April Nyquist: email@example.com
MLKBallet’s Winter Session is almost over and Spring Break is heading our way!
The last class of the session for Ballet I and Ballet II will be parent observation day, as well as a chance for parents to sign their students up for the Spring Session, which will include a student performance at MOVE! on May 10th. The dates and times for parent observation classes are as follows:
Ballet I – Tuesday, March 25th, 6-7pm
Ballet II – Monday, March 24th, 6-7:15pm
A Contemporary Dance Series
May 10th, 7PM, Theater on the Square, Downtown Tacoma
This year’s MOVE! is shaping up to be amazing!
Not only will our students get a chance to perform in a beautiful theater and show how hard they’ve been working all year, they will also be performing alongside some of the area’s best contemporary performers and companies.
Tickets are available online at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
More details on our MOVE page.