The Sarasota Ballet’s 2023 – 2024 Season will feature 7 programs showcasing the internationally recognized artistry and programming of the Company. New repertoire works for the The Sarasota Ballet include a new ballet by Jessica Lang, Edwaard Liang’s The Art of War, and a world premiere by Gemma Bond. Resident Choreographer Ricardo Graziano returns with some of his most acclaimed works and a world premiere, which will be his 11th one act ballet for the Company. Renowned as the ‘Father’ of Ballet in America, George Balanchine, is showcased through Theme and Variations,Who Cares?, and Emeralds from his masterpiece, Jewels. Mentor and a significant source of inspiration to Webb and Assistant Director Margaret Barbieri, Sir Frederick Ashton, comes to life with both humor (Varii Capricci), drama (Dante Sonata), and swiftness (Sinfonietta). And Webb continues to bring back beloved works by Johan Kobborg (Salute), Sir Kenneth MacMillan (Las Hermanas), Paul Taylor (Company B), Twyla Tharp (In the Upper Room), and Christopher Wheeldon (The American).
This Season is a perfect first step in a new chapter for The Sarasota Ballet.
Joseph Volpe, Executive Director
The Sarasota Ballet
Progression In Rep | October 20 – 22, 2023
FSU Center for the Performing Arts
World Premiere | Choreography by Gemma Bond | Music by Alberto Ginastera
Varii Capricci | Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton | Music by Sir William Walton
Salute | Choreography by Johan Kobborg | Music by Hans Christian Lumbye