Bernstein & Ballet
Friday, February 2 — 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 3 — 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 4 — 1:00 p.m.
Stevie Eller Dance Theatre
In collaboration with
A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein (premiere)
A celebration of music and dance featuring selections from West Side Story, On the Waterfront, Mass, and Piccola Serenata. Chieko Imada and Mary Beth Cabana team up to create original choreography that weaves together Mr. Bernstein’s music in a contemporary and unique fashion. Guest vocal artists Cadie Jordan and David Margulis, alumni of the prestigious Ravinia’s Sterns Music Institute, will be accompanied by exceptional pianist Michael Dauphinais.
Divertimento in D (premiere)
The company’s Ballet Master, Daniel Precup, premieres a new full company work complete with live chamber music by the “Bel Canto Quintet“ led by Rose Todaro. The quintet will play Mozart’s piece onstage as the company soars in response to this iconic masterpiece.
Flirtations and mischief ensue when the headmistress of a fashionable 1800’s Viennese finishing school invite cadets from a military academy to attend their graduation ball. This charming, historic ballet is set to the music of Johann Strauss II with original choreography by David Lichine of the famed Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
February 2 - 4