Ballet Arizona’s annual celebration of the great master George Balanchine, who defined and created American ballet. This year’s program features works from three different decades.
Allegro Brillante – According to Balanchine himself, this work, with its vigorous pace and precision timing, “contains everything I know about classical ballet in 13 minutes.”
Stravinsky Violin Concerto – with a dynamic score, this ballet is comprised of two central pas de deux: contrasting tender and romantic with angular and modern.
La Sonnambula – the dark, mysterious tale of the beautiful Sleepwalker who entrances a poet with tragic consequences.
Choreography: George Balanchine
Special performance on Sunday May 3, 1:00 PM:
Join beloved Ballet Arizona dancers Paola Hartley and Astrit Zejnati as they celebrate their careers at this unique farewell performance. The special May 3rd presentation includes an excerpt from Mosaik. Don’t miss this opportunity to see these cherished dancers once more.
“One of the most striking developments in modern ballet is that there is now a trans-American, even trans-global, Balanchine diaspora. Ballet Arizona ranks among the most significant.”
– Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
Ballet Arizona Box Office: 602.381.1096
Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:30pm
2835 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034