Filled with dynamic programming for the whole family, the 21 | 22 season champions the themes of celebration and community. Whether you prefer the traditional, the new, or the unexpected, you'll have multiple opportunities to experience the power and beauty of a Ballet Arkansas performance. Throughout the season, we'll be announcing pop up, special events, new partnerships, and collaborations. I invite you to take a journey with Ballet Arkansas this season, and to follow our social media channels and website for exciting updates in the months ahead.
Together, let's celebrate the arts and the power they have to bring Arkansans together!
Executive and Artistic Director
BEAUTY IN ACTION
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OCTOBER 21-24 | UA-PTC CHARTS
A roaring 2020's start to the season, our multimedia-infused world premiere of "The Great Gatsby," designed in collaboration with the creative teams of Cranford Co. and UA-PTC CHARTS, is filled with GLITZ, GLAMOUR & MURDER - just in time for Halloween! Complemented by stunning original choreography, vivid imagery, and narration, our telling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's epic novel is unlike any other and is a must see this season! Student Matinee performances available for reservation.
October 21st | 7:30 pm
October 22nd | 7:30 pm
October 23rd | 2:30 & 7:30 pm
October 24th | 2:30 pm
For ticket assistance or to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact the Tututix Call Center (435) 222-2849 Option 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Center Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM & Sunday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (CST). During peak call times, please leave a message and the Tututix representatives will call patrons back in the order in which the messages were received.
DECEMBER 4-5 | Juniper Hill, NWA
Ballet Arkansas is proud to announce a brand new partnership with Tanarah Luxe Floral this Holiday Season. "Nutcracker Sweet" features a suite of dances from our beloved production of "The Nutcracker Spectacular," with themed activities and appearances by the characters from the "Land of the Sweets" at Juniper Hill in Northwest Arkansas.
DECEMBER 9-12 | ROBINSON CENTER
DECEMBER 9-12 | ROBINSON CENTER
A holiday tradition for families across Arkansas, "The Nutcracker Spectacular" is the largest and longest-running holiday production in the state - reaching more than 10,000 in a single weekend! Performances include live accompaniment from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and a community cast of more than 250 singers and dancers. Student Matinee performances available for reservation.
December 10th | 7:30 pm
December 11th | 2:30 & 7:30 pm
December 12th | 2:00 pm
DECEMBER 11 | ROBINSON CENTER
The beloved Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Tea is held on stage at Robinson Center on December 11th at 12:00 pm. Patrons of all ages will experience an intimate performance, afternoon tea, and special surprises hosted by the "Sugar Plum Fairy" and characters from "The Nutcracker Spectacular."
*Tickets for this year's Nutcracker Tea will be available closer to December and additional details will be available in late October and early November. Subscribe to our newsletter at www.balletarkansas.org/newsletter to receive the most up to date information and check back here for more information.
DECEMBER 9 & 12 | ROBINSON CENTER
The Nutty Nutcracker is perfect for those looking for laughter this holiday season. This world-premiere production is filled with hijinks and humor for the whole family. Enjoy Clara's quirky adventure to the "Land of the Sweets" as never seen before. Nutty Nutcracker performances do not feature live accompaniment.
December 9th | 7:30 pm
December 12th | 6:00 pm
FEBRUARY 17-20 | UA-PTC CHARTS
Coppélia is one of the world's most celebrated classical ballets. Perfect for families, this comedic gem tells the story of an eccentric Toymaker and his magic doll. Featuring drama and virtuoso dancing, the program is a "must-see" this season! Includes a community cast of 60 - 80 dancers. Student Matinee performances available for reservation.
February 17th | 7:30 pm
February 18th | 7:30 pm
February 19th | 2:30 & 7:30 pm
February 20th | 2:30 pm
APRIL 21-24 | UA-PTC CHARTS
A delight to the senses, this two-part experience highlights Vivaldi's iconic score, "The Four Seasons," for a series of 4 breathtaking world premieres created by some of the world's most daring female choreographers, including Mariana Oliveira, Ashley Green, Xin Yin, and Maddy Falconer. Closing the bill is Gerald Arpino's exhilarating "Confetti," one of the Joffrey Ballet's most brilliant masterworks. Presented by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust.
April 21st | 7:30 pm
April 22nd |7:30 pm
April 23rd | 2:30 & 7:30 pm
April 24th | 2:30 pm
YEAR ROUND | VARIOUS LOCATIONS
A new series presented in partnership with City of Little Rock Parks & Recreation, Movement in the Parks provides the public with world class dance programming in stunning outdoor settings throughout the City of Little Rock - FREE OF CHARGE! Join Ballet Arkansas at the MacArthur Park Gazebo on September 25th at 12:00 and 3:00 pm for the first of its 21 | 22 season performances featuring the best of classical and contemporary dance.
MacArthur Park | September 25th | 12:00 & 3:00 pm
Southwest Community Center | October 16th | 12:00 & 3:00 pm
Riverfront Park | March 12th | 2:00 & 6:00 pm
War Memorial Park | April 2nd | 2:00 & 6:00 pm
NEXT PERFORMANCE: OCTOBER 16TH @ SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CENTER
APRIL 29-MAY 1 / MAY 6-8 | ARGENTA PLAZA
Launched in the spring of 2021, this popular outdoor series provides the public with free mixed-repertory performances and education programs in North Little Rock's Argenta Plaza. Presented in partnership with the North Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, the series is a driving force of cultural engagement that brings diverse populations together to celebrate the arts in North Little Rock.
YEAR ROUND | BALLET ARKANSAS
Housed at Ballet Arkansas' intimate downtown studio, the "Studio 520 New Works Series" pairs the best of live music and cuisine with world premieres created by the professional dancers of Ballet Arkansas. Stimulating talks backs with the organization's creative team precede each performance.
YEAR ROUND | LOCATIONS TBD
The 21|22 season is filled with uniquely themed special events, often paired with Ballet Arkansas programming. Join us for the "Season Opening Reception," "Roaring 2020's Event Series," "Ballet Under The Stars," and the "Turning Pointe Gala" (March 5th @ Wildwood Park for the Arts). Details coming soon!
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