For the first time ever, The Sarasota Ballet will be offering unique and specially filmed performances that ticket buyers can stream from the comfort of their homes. These digital experiences will replace in-theater performances for the first three programs of the 30th Anniversary Season. The priority of The Sarasota Ballet is to safeguard audience members, dancers, and staff from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These filmed performances allow the Company to continue to bring the enjoyment of dance to every home this season.
The Digital Fall Season is purposely designed to deliver the artistic excellence audience members expect from The Sarasota Ballet. Included with the streamed performances will be extra features to bring audience members behind the scenes with special guest interviews, rehearsal clips, and an exclusive look into the process of a world premiere. The three programs will be released to ticket holders at approximately the same dates that the three in-theater programs were scheduled to open. Each program will also be filmed with multiple cameras so that, no matter from where you are streaming, you have the best seat in the house. These digital performances will then be emailed to ticket holders, who can watch the performance at their leisure during a period of time.
Digital Single Tickets and Digital Fall Season Subscriptions are available now. Be sure not to miss out on this unique and innovative digital experience.
Digital Program 1
Featuring performances and excerpts of Sir Frederick Ashton's:
- Meditation from Thaïs - first performed by Dame Antoinette Sibley and Sir Anthony Dowell 21 March 1971, to music by Jules Massenet
- Monotones II - first performed by The Royal Ballet 24 March 1965, to music by Erik Satie orchestrated by Claude Debussy and Alexis Roland-Manuel
- Façade, Extracts - first performed by the Camargo Society 26 April 1931, set to William Walton's score originally created as a setting for the poetry of Edith Sitwell
- Romeo & Juliet, Balcony pas de deux - first performed by Royal Danish Ballet 19 May 1955, to music by Serge Prokofiev
- La chatte métamorphosée en femme - first performed by Merle Park 31 March 1985, to music by Jacques Offenbach arranged by Philip Gammon
- The Sleeping Beauty, Vision Solo - first performed by Sadler's Wells Ballet 20 February 1946, to music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Les Patineurs, Extracts - first performed by Vic-Wells Ballet 16 February 1937, to music by Giacomo Meyerbeer arranged by Constant Lambert
- Additional content includes rehearsal footage, along with coaching and an interview with retired British ballet dancer and former Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet Sir Anthony Dowell.
Digital Program 2
Featuring performances and excerpts of the works of George Balanchine, such as:
- Tarantella - first performed by New York City Ballet 7 January 1964, to music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk reorchestrated by Hershy Kay
- The Four Temperaments, Extracts - first performed by Ballet Society 20 November 1946, to music by Paul Hindemith
- Donizetti Variations, pas de deux - first performed by New York City Ballet 16 November 1960, to music by Gaetano Donizetti from the opera Don Sebastien
- Additional content to be announced
Digital Program 3
Programming and additional content to be announced.