Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutty Nutcracker

Don’t miss this one night only performance of  Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutty Nutcracker. After a highly successful premiere last year, The Nutty Nutcracker returns to Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth for its annual night of fun-filled adventure.
This exclusive performance incorporates both famous and infamous characters and current events into the classic storyline for an evening full of laughs and wacky surprises. This adult parody of the classic ballet is certainly a fan favorite!

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Contemporary Ballet Dallas is Changing Ballet Attitudes

Contemporary Ballet Dallas kicks off its 10th Anniversary Season – this Friday, October 15, 2010 – at the Lakewood Theatre in Dallas, with Wild & Free!

Tickets are ON-SALE NOW and can be purchased on-line at the Contemporary Ballet Dallas studio or by phone at 214.821.2066! Tickets are $25 and only $10 for children and students. Show begins at 7:00pm – Contemporary Ballet Dallas shows are family friendly and we encourgage children to come!

Contemporary Ballet Dallas is Changing Ballet Attitudes

Wild & Free honors the independent spirit of contemporary Texas artists and features the music, dancers and choreographers that contribute to our deep artistic legacy! Artistic Director Valerie Tabor premieres, “All Alone Together,” set to a musical landscape by Texas’ own country star, Pat Green. Fellow Texan and Guest Choreographer Michael Mayes is setting original work, “Bus Stop” to the soulful sounds of Booker T. Washington graduate and Grammy winner, Norah Jones. Also, noted choreographer, and recent Texas transplant, Jill S. Rucci will premiere a work featuring the distinctive stylings of Nina Simone & The Zac Brown Band.

Contemporary Ballet Dallas Asst. Director Lindsay Bowman premieres a trio featuring the music of Texas legend – Stevie Ray Vaughan. Jennifer Obeney’s “Beneath the Surface” is intertwined with multi-media aspects for a new dance experience! Texas Tap legend Buster Cooper’s granddaughter Keira Leverton will be tapping to Shulie-A-Bop! Dancer and choreographer Lea Essmyer is restaging and adding new sections to, “Paradise,” originally set on Metropolitan Classical Ballet. Contemporary Ballet Dallas is also pleased to present as our guest company Dallas’ own, DekaDance, back to the Contemporary Ballet Dallas stage with a trio of Lyle Lovett songs.

Leave your boots at home ~ pointe shoes optional ~ this is NOT your typical Texas!

V Spa Celebrates Slippers, Prince Charming and Fairy Tales

Texas Ballet Theater and Cinderella

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from  4:00-6:00pm

Although it’s not written in the story, even Cinderella received a pedicure before trying on the perfectly-fit glass slipper. V Spa celebrates Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, performed by Texas Ballet Theater, with a Cinderella Spa Soiree on Tuesday, September 28 between 4-6pm. Mothers and their little princesses will be treated like royalty with a perfectly pretty polish change, Pink Princess Punch (non-alcoholic), sugary sweets, video of Texas Ballet Theater’s best performances, Prokofiev’s Cinderella music playing in the background, and the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the Cinderella performance in Dallas at the Winspear Opera House. Cost is $25 per adult (plus tax and gratuity) and free for children 12 and under. Reservations are highly recommended by calling V Spa at 214.761.7800. For more information, visit www.vspadallas.com.

Texas Ballet Theater Artistic Director Ben Stevenson brings the classic tale of Cinderella to life with both humor and drama. From the comic antics of the ugly stepsisters to the elegant ball where Cinderella meets Prince Charming and loses her glass slipper, this timeless tale of elegance, romance and transformation is a lavish story audiences can rejoice in over and over again.

Cinderella will be performed at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, October 1-3 and at Bass Performance Hall in Ft. Worth, October 22 – 24. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.texasballettheater.com.

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