Coastal City Ballet presents- Fall For Ballet
Coastal City Ballet opens its 9th season with the mixed repertoire program Fall for Ballet on November 23, 2019 at Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley. The program will include excerpts from the Spanish brilliance of Petipas Paquita, the enthralling grand pas de deux of Vainonens Flames of Paris, the elegance of The Dying Swan, coupled with world premiere choreographies from Justine Fraser and Coastal City Ballet founder, Li Yaming. The evenings program showcasing the diverse local and international talents of Coastal City Ballet will leave you wanting more, and perhaps even make you fall for ballet itself.
Founder Li Yaming returns to Coastal City Ballet to create a world premiere. Coastal City Ballet was founded to develop and hone the talents of young, aspiring dancers, preparing them for a career on the professional stage, says Li, and has since grown to a professional caliber. I am excited to return and create this piece for the wonderful dancers of Coastal City Ballet.
Also on the bill is world-premiere choreography by Justine Fraser. Inspired by the works of Michael Gordon, Precipic(io) showcases the diverse range of talent at Coastal City Ballet. I had an amazing time working with the dancers to create this premiere, says Fraser. The talent and dedication the dancers show during the creation process allowed me to push the boundaries and the result is remarkable.
Anchoring the performance will be selections from the classical ballets Paquita and Flames of Paris. Most famous for its Act III wedding scene, Paquita is a glittering showcase of classical technique, dazzling tutus, and non-stop virtuosic turns. Paquita displays the technical ability of our dancers through exquisite precision by the corps, stunning solos by the leads and beautiful costumes to set the mood, comments Artistic Director, Katrina Bois. First performed in 1932, Flames of Paris is set in the era of the French Revolution. Coastal City Ballet performs the iconic grand pas de deux.
Langley native Sharon Collins dances as a soloist in the production and is excited to perform in her hometown. Growing up in Langley, I always dreamed of being a professional dancer. While I had to train outside the city, Langley is still my home. Thats why I am so honored to be involved in this world-class production that is being offered to Langley residents, says Collins.
Chief Sepass Theater at Langley Fine Arts School (View)
9096 Trattle Street
Fort Langley, BC V1M2S6
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