BALLET AUSTIN PRESENTS
JOY / 3 HAPPY DANCES BY STEPHEN MILLS
September 24-26, 2021 | The Long Center
Ballet Austin welcomes back audiences to the Long Center for its joyful return to the stage and the start of an exciting new season of live performances! JOY / 3 Happy Dances by Stephen Mills opens the season with THREE WORLD PREMIERE contemporary works by Artistic Director Stephen Mills with music by beloved classical and modern-day composers. The Pink Confetti Dance is a playful homage to the court dances of yesteryear, set to effervescent music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Counterpoint has dancers bounding through fascinating patterns and canon work while moving to the electric rhythms of Steve Reich. Finally, PRELUDES/BEGINNINGS is an uplifting and forward-looking piece inspired by Frédéric Chopin’s enduring Preludes for Solo Piano. Find your happy place as we celebrate the JOY of dance!
CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Mills
MUSIC: Johann Sebastian Bach, Steve Reich, & Frédéric Chopin
LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT: Dr. Michelle Schumann, Austin Chamber Music Center, & Austin Classical Guitar
- Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at 3 p.m.
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About the show:
- Cost: $63.00 and up
- Phone: 512.476.2163
- Name: Ballet Austin
Ballet Austin welcomes audiences near and far to participate in its “classically innovative” vision for the democratization of dance. Established in 1956, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has a rich history, featuring original, acclaimed productions and a commitment to creating access to programs. Ballet Austin owns and operates a combined training facility located in the heart of downtown Austin and is among the 15 largest classical ballet companies in the country.
- Address: 701 W Riverside Drive
- City: Austin
- State: TX
- Zip: 78704