It is my great pleasure to welcome you back to the theater for the 21|22 season. Filled with dynamic programming for the whole family, the season champions the themes that bring us together to celebrate the beauty of the arts. This season you'll have multiple opportunities to experience and engage with Ballet Arkansas. Whether you prefer the traditional, the new, or the unexpected, we've got something for everyone. Between now and August 1st, we'll be announcing season add-ons, 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 over the summer months.
I hope you will join us as we embark on a "roaring 2020's" revival for the performing arts. It's going to be an awe-inspiring season.
Executive and Artistic Director
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OCTOBER 21-24 | UA-PTC CHARTS
The season begins with a vibrant multimedia world premiere of "The Great Gatsby," designed in collaboration with Cranford Co and the production team at UA-PTC CHARTS Theater. A roaring 2020's start to the season, Gatsby is filled with glitz, glamour, mystery and murder - just in time for Halloween. Our unique telling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale is complemented by stunning original choreography and a collision of modern and historical production elements. *k-12 student matinees offered.
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 all across Arkansas, "The Nutcracker Spectacular" is the largest holiday production in the state, reaching more than 10,000 in a single weekend. Performances include live accompaniment from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. *k-12 student matinees offered. Includes a community cast of dancers.
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."
DECEMBER TBD | ROBINSON CENTER
For those looking for a laugh this holiday season, Ballet Arkansas is pleased to present a world premiere holiday event unlike any other - filled with hijinks and humor for the whole family. Includes a community cast of dancers.
FEBRUARY 17-20 | UA-PTC CHARTS
Perfect for families, this comedic gem tells the story of young love, a Toymaker, and his magic doll. Featuring drama and virtuoso dancing, the program is a "must-see" this season! *k-12 student matinees offered. Includes a community cast of dancers.
APRIL 21-24 | UA-PTC CHARTS
A perfect pairing of celebrated works, visual art, and music, "The Four Seasons" features 4 world premieres created by 4 female choreographers, set to Vivaldi’s paramount score “ The Four Seasons.” Presented by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust, the program is the highlight of the season and features repertory unseen in the region, created by world-renowned choreographers such as Gerald Arpino's high-energy "Confetti." *k-12 student matinees offered.
APRIL 29-MAY 1 / MAY 6-8 | ARGENTA PLAZA
An encore to its premiere 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.
A magical story about a prince, an evil sorcerer, and a bird made out of flame, Ballet Arkansas' unique telling of the "The Firebird" is a vibrant suite of dances that will captivate both children and adults. Details coming soon!
Join us at Ballet Arkansas' Studio 520, located on Main Street in Downtown Little Rock, for a series of classes, artistic talks, intimate performances, and special events. Details coming soon!
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." Details coming soon!
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