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THIRTY SOMETHING!
A triple bill of classical, contemporary, and jazz ballets!


Les Sylphides
Choreography by Mikhail Fokine
Music by Frederic Chopin

Strays*
Choreography by Lila York
Music by Aaron Copland
 
Steam Heat: The Best of Bob Fosse
Choreography by Bob Fosse, staged by Ricci Adan
Music and arrangements by Cy Coleman, Doug Besterman, Ralph Burns

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April 29, 2017 - 7:30pm / The Bushnell, Hartford
May 6, 2017* - 7:30pm / The Palace, Stamford

In honor of our 35th anniversary, ALL SEATS $35
Tickets now on sale!
                                         
*May 6th performance will be followed by a Gala Onstage Party with the Dancers, catering by Ciao! Catering & live dj.
Gala tickets are $125 & include a center orchestra seat. For gala ticket reservations, call 203-964-1211.
                                                   

Connecticut Ballet offers special group rates for schools or

organizations with 20+ people attending.

For group sales, please call Connecticut Ballet at 203-964-1211.

More about the program:

Michel Fokine’s historic one-act ballet, LES SYLPHIDES, was premiered in Paris in 1909 and featured Anna Pavlova,
Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Nijinsky dancing the leads. Frequently cited as the first ballet to be simply about mood and dance,
the Connecticut Ballet premiere took place at The Palace in Stamford in 1986.

Lila York’s contemporary ballet, STRAYS, set to Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, was premiered by the company in 1990.
It was Ms. York’s first commission by a ballet company. She has since become one of the foremost female choreographers of her generation,
creating works for Boston Ballet, Royal Winnipeg, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, and Scottish Ballet. In March 2017,
the Paul Taylor Dance Company (her home company) will premiere her latest work at Lincoln Center.

The final work stems from Connecticut Ballet’s 2008 ‘Tribute to Broadway’ program. Entitled STEAM HEAT: THE BEST OF BOB FOSSE,
this entertaining medley of classic Bob Fosse dances is a tribute to the creator of such hits as ‘Sweet Charity,’ ‘Pippin,’ ‘Dancing on Broadway,’
and ‘Chicago.’ Staged by Broadway veteran Ricci Adan, this is certain to be a rousing finale for the 35th anniversary gala program.

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COME SEE US AT THE FOLLOWING VENUES AS WE PROMOTE OUR UPCOMING SPRING SEASON:

 RUSSELL LIBRARY, 123 BROAD STREET, MIDDLETOWN
APRIL 10, 2017 - 12:00-1:00PM - Free

HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 500 MAIN STREET, HARTFORD
APRIL 12, 2107 - 11AM-12NOON - Free

SOUTH WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY, 1500 SULLIVAN AVENUE, SOUTH WINDSOR
APRIL 12 - 4:00-5:00PM - Free

NOAH WEBSTER LIBRARY, 20 SOUTH MAIN STREET, WEST HARTFORD
APRIL 13 - 11AM-12NOON - Free