presented by Saint Louis Ballet
- Feb 10 - 11 , 2018
- $59, $53, $43, $34
Seniors (55+): No discount Zone 1, $48, $36, $24 | Student/Youth: No discount Zone 1, $48, $36, $24
Special group pricing available for groups of 15 or more. Please contact the ticket office directly at 314-516-4949 for more information.
UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.
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Saint Louis Ballet’s February performances are known for showcasing contemporary ballets by a range of artists. Some of the work was initially created for ballet companies in New York City or elsewhere; other work was created specifically for Saint Louis Ballet. All ballets share a romantic theme and the dancers are often presented in evening wear and with dramatic lighting on the Touhill stage.
LOVE STORIES includes “Fasi d’Amore” by Nilas Martins, a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and the son of Peter Martins, famed ballet master-in-chief of NYCB. Nilas Martins created this new work especially for Saint Louis Ballet based, in part, on the ballet “Puccini Songs” he originated for his own performing group. The work features live vocalists Gina Galati and Scott Kennebeck along with pianist Kimberly Werner.
Christopher d’Amboise, another former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, recreated the pas de deux “Pandora’s Box”. An award-winning dancer, actor, choreographer, and educator, d’Amboise has created more than 50 ballets for international companies including those in San Francisco and Amsterdam. On Broadway, he co-starred with Bernadette Peters in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance, for which he earned a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical--a role in which he only danced. “Pandora’s Box” is performed to the music of Franz Schubert.
Miriam Mahdaviani, a former ballerina with New York City Ballet, choreographer, repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust, and visiting professor of dance at Vassar College, set her “Between the Lines” ballet on the company. It is danced to George Gershwin’s Three Preludes.
The February program features “in g major” -- a pas de deux by Michael Uthoff, originally created for Ballet Arizona where he was the artistic director. Uthoff, most recently the artistic and executive director of Dance Saint Louis, is an internationally renowned choreographer, teacher and dancer. He is currently part of Saint Louis Ballet’s artistic team.
Saint Louis Ballet’s artistic and executive director Gen Horiuchi created a new world premiere for LOVE STORIES, set to the music of local composer Barbara Harbach. Saint Louis Ballet dancers will perform to her “Tranformations for String Quartet” and “Carondelet Caprice for Chamber Ensemble”. Horiuchi will also set his work “La Vie” on the company. Debuted in 2015, it showcases the whole company and is performed to the music of renowned French musician Claude Bolling.
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