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Mar. 19, 2012 at 5:33pm

Reserve Your Seats For FREE Preview!!!

For TCB Spring Dance Extravaganza!

Reserve your seats for Tacoma City Ballet’s FREE Talk & Preview

 March 19, 2012 Tacoma, WA – Reservations are going fast for Tacoma City Ballet’s FREE Preview and Choreographer’s Talk Friday, March 23rd at 7:30pm in the Jan Collum Ballroom of the Merlino Arts Center.  This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to the first 50 reservations.  Click here to reserve your space now.

 Join Tacoma City Ballet's dancers and artistic staff to learn more about our upcoming production, Spring Dance Extravaganza. This FREE, hour-long dance preview will be hosted by Tacoma City Ballet's Artistic Director and Choreographers and will feature excerpts from our upcoming performance.  This preview is a unique opportunity to learn more about what goes into creating original ballets while catching a glimpse of these new choreographic works.  Tacoma City Ballet Performing Company dancers will be in attendance to demonstrate during each choreographer's talk and to perform excerpts from the pieces.

 When: Friday, March 23rd 7:30pm

Where: The Jan Collum Ballroom at Tacoma City Ballet

In the Merlino Arts Center | 508 6th Avenue in Downtown Tacoma

Cost: This preview is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited to the first 50 reservations.

 Spring Dance Extravaganza is presented by Tacoma City Ballet and Broadway Center for the Performing Arts and is sponsored by the Tacoma Arts Commission.

 Tacoma City Ballet is focused on creating opportunities for the local community to access various performing and visual arts by holding classes and hosting high caliber events in local theaters as well as their own spectacular facility in downtown Tacoma.

 For further information, contact Melissa Lovejoy Goldman at 253.272.4219 or visit www.tacomacityballet.com



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Mar. 5, 2012 at 3:57pm

What is Spring Dance Extravaganza?

Find Out What It's All About!

Tacoma City Ballet’s Choreographers have been hard at work, creating seven original ballets for your enjoyment.  Spring Dance Extravaganza is a remarkable showcase of dance that includes live music and features the choreography of Award-winning Artistic Director Erin M. Ceragioli, Celebrated Resident Choreographer Travis Goldman, and Assistant Artistic Director Joel Myers.  These three top South Sound choreographers have developed original and dynamic dance pieces for this show that span traditional and contemporary styles. Come enjoy this terrific evening with something for everyone.


When:April 20th-22nd

Friday, April 20th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21st at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22nd at 3:00pm

Where: Theatre On the Square

9th & Broadway in Downtown Tacoma, next door to the Pantages Theater

Interested?  Learn a little more about the pieces…

Venetian Angels by Erin M. Ceragioli:  With original costumes painted by Dale Chihuly, choreography by Erin M. Ceragioli, and music composed by Elizabeth Naccarato, Venetian Angels is truly a collaboration of local artists.

Adnama by Travis Goldman:  Adnama, originally choreographed in 1997, explores the intricate relationship between the slower melody and faster countermelody in Bach’s work.  With Adnama, Travis managed to create a musical ballet that bridges both counterparts beautifully.

20 by Joel Myers20 is a contemporary work featuring the music of Seattle-based producer/musician, Buddy Ross. The movement is created collaboratively with the dancers using a number of phrase manipulation techniques.

For Suzy by Travis Goldman:  For Suzy is a new work, and a new challenge.  Instead of following the lead of a composer in determining “what the music looks like,” Travis is composing the music as well as the choreography; this is a first.  Travis feels this is his first complete solo work, as he is creating both the music and the dance.

Songs for My Father by Joel Myers: The movement style in Songs for My Father comes from the impression that early Ailey, Taylor, and Byrd works left on Joel. The music is a combination of traditional gospel songs and original pieces performed live by Alex Tapia.

Grand Hotel by Joel MyersGrand Hotel is a lighthearted comic ballet set in a lovely old hotel where you are just as likely to witness a pratfall as a pas de deux. You will find starry-eyed maids, bumbling bellhops, an aloof heiress, and much more at this Grand Hotel.

Whalesong by Erin M. Ceragioli:  Originally choreographed in 1990,Whalesong is performed under a 60’ by 60’ piece of silk, accompanied by the sounds of the Humpback whales.  Inspired by the ocean-like movement of the silk, this innovative ballet evokes images of whales in their natural environment.  Whalesong was selected for the Gala Performance by the Regional Dance America/Pacific organization, a great honor.

We hope you’ll join us for Spring Dance Extravaganza!

Tickets are on sale now now through the Broadway Center Box Office: 253.591.5894

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