Phoenix Dancer Reviews has announced the upcoming ballet Phoenix AZ performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” by Ballet Arizona on February 13 to 16, 2020, with The Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall. The music was composed by Felix Mendelssohn and the choreography was created by Ib Andersen. Ballet Arizona is a professional ballet company that seeks to create, perform, and teach outstanding contemporary and classical ballet. They have established as their mission the preservation and celebration of classical dance while developing and commissioning new and innovative works.
Ib Andersen, who was a principal dancer with the West Coast Ballet for more than a decade, is the artistic director for Ballet Arizona. Meanwhile, a community Board of Directors and an administrative team provide the needed oversight and support services of the ballet company’s activities. They are assisted by a Volunteer Corps.
Ib Andersen says, “We would like to invite people to watch our ballet performance of Shakespeare’s hilarious tale, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at the Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, to be held on February 13-16, 2020. We at Ballet Arizona believe that a performance can change lives. We offer our audiences and participants the opportunity to expand your imagination on a unique journey to a place where it has never been and allow you to experience art in a way that surpasses words. Get your tickets as soon as you can and contact Phoenix Dancers Reviews in Arizona if you have any questions.”
Ballet Arizona also offers ballet classes, which have a unique syllabus that has been designed based on traditional classical ballet and in such as way as to provide consistency. The classes are divided into four divisions: Children’s Division, Lower Division, Upper Division, and Studio Company. The syllabus is taught in all divisions and is monitored by every faculty member. All of the classes are provided with live piano accompaniment to help the students develop an understanding of the connection between movement and music. The School of Ballet Arizona accepts international students for the Studio Company and Upper Division positions.
The School of Ballet Arizona provides programs for ages 4 to 20 years old. The Children’s and Lower Division are for students from 4 to 12 years old. The Upper Division is for dedicated students from 12 to 20 years old. International students are also considered for acceptance to their Professional Program and Studio Company.
Ballet Arizona also offers several lifelong learning programs. First is the Creative Aging Through Dance Program, which is a 10 week residency program to be used in aging and senior centers across the Valley. This program includes choreography basics, movement classes, rehearsals, and a culminating performance. This program is important because research have shown that older adults are happier and healthier when they take part in creative aging programs.
The second lifelong learning program is the Dance for Parkinson’s Disease. This is offered by Ballet Arizona in collaboration with the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. The dance classes in this program are designed to help patients and their caregivers manage the emotional and physical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Through these classes, patients with Parkinson’s disease are able to find renewed hope, confidence, and strength in a community that promotes resilience and supports individuality.
And the third lifelong learning program offered is the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Partnership Program. In collaboration with OLLI of the Arizona State University, Ballet Arizona offers adults in the OLLI community to have a better understanding of the world of ballet and learn about its history, the resources, and processes that contribute to the making of a ballet.
Through the Ballet Arizona website, people may be able to discover and learn about ballet and its history. These include classical ballet, contemporary ballet, neoclassical ballet, Balanchine – the father of American ballet, a brief history of ballet as an art form, and the history of Ballet Arizona. Those who are interested in the ballet performances of Ballet Arizona or their ballet school can visit their website or Dancer Reviews Phoenix Arizona.
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