Live, open air concert
Ballet Arkansas and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra are teaming up for a an open-air collaborative concert titled "First Round," 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in front of the front of Matt McLeod's "Beneath the Surface" mural, overlooking a parking lot at Sixth and Main streets in Little Rock.
"First Round" is a collaborative concert designed for the times, bringing the arts to our community in a socially distant setting. Ballet Arkansas company dancers Hannah Bradshaw, Matthew Larson, Megan Tillman, Paul Tillman and Isabelle Urben will perform as Arkansas Symphony string players play "Last Round" by Osvaldo Golijov and "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber, with four percussionists joining them for "Magic Box" by Augusta Read Thomas. Geoffrey Robson will conduct.
Support provided by City of Little Rock ArtPlace Grant. This concert has been approved by the Arkansas Department of Health.
What: Live, open air concert
When: November 15, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: 6th and Main Street | Matt McLeod "Koi" Mural
Dates and locations subject to change.
RSVP Reservations (four people or less per reservation form) are required
Space is limited, Masks, Controlled Entry & Social Distancing Required
Bring a lawn chair!
In a village where time stands still, Dr. Coppélius, a reclusive and quirky toy maker, has crafted a magical life-size dancing doll. It's so lifelike that when Franz, the village prankster, sees it sitting on the doctor's balcony one sunny afternoon, he becomes infatuated and believes it to be a real girl! Excited by the mystery of the village's newest resident, Franz quickly sets aside his heart's true desire, the beautiful Swanhilda. Franz exclaims to Swanhilda that their pending engagement will have to wait until he has met every girl in the village and can be sure of his love for her. Fuming, Swanhilda and her friends are convinced the doll is not real and they hatch a plan to break into Dr. Coppélius' toy shop to prove it. Comedy ensues. Unsuspectingly, the girls are discovered by the doctor, who suggests they disguise Swanilda as the dancing doll and teach Franz a valuable lesson about true love. Upon discovering the truth about Coppélia, Franz admits his folly and puts an end to his embarrassing crusade. The two are wed and live happily ever after. One of ballet's most beloved stories, Coppélia is a must-see this season!
What: One act story ballet for audiences of all ages
More details coming soon.
THE WHITE ROOM
Mystery | Intrigue
A nomadic, contemporary dance installation unlike anything Ballet Arkansas has ever presented, The White Room brings together the collaborative talents of guest choreographers, designers, and our dancers and staff. Presenting a series of innovative and evolving performances in undisclosed locations, audiences will be granted entry to the inner workings of the performance, and will be captivated by the movement and mystery of The White Room. "Tell nothing of what you've seen, only what you've felt."
Where: Various Locations in Arkansas
Details coming soon.
Professional Ballet Company of the State of Arkansas SM
Verve | Versatility
Presented by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust, Extremes pairs the most celebrated works of classical and contemporary dance with live accompaniment from distinguished musicians. Cutting-edge world-premieres, classical gems, and more, Extremes is the grande finale of the 20/21 season.
What: One act mixed repertory program for audiences of all ages
Details coming soon.
Stay tuned for a special announcement of our featured musician.