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The 2017 - 2018 Season sees an extraordinary year of some of the most incredible ballets once again grace the Sarasota stage.

 

Program 1 - The Secret Garden
Choreography by Will Tuckett, Music by Jeremy Holland-Smith
27 - 29 October 2017
| FSU Center for the Performing Arts |

This full length ballet tells Frances Hodgson Burnett's
beloved tale The Secret Garden. Through its choreography,
puppetry and narration the characters and garden come to life.

Program 2 - Metropolitan
Ashton, Gomes & Balanchine
1 - 2 December 2017
| Sarasota Opera House | performed with Live Music

Sir Frederick Ashton's  ILLUMINATIONS | music by Sir Benjamin Britten
Marcelo Gomes' WORLD PREMIERE
George Balanchine's THEME AND VARIATIONS | music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (company premiere)

Program 3 - John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker
Choreography by Matthew Hart, Designs by Peter Docherty, Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
15 - 16 December 2017
| Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall | performed with Live Music

Continuing Sarasota's Circus tradition and bringing the
spirit of the holidays to all, this wonderful festive ballet
beautifully blends the traditional Nutcracker Story with the Circus.

Program 4 - Moving Identities
Taylor, Graziano & North
26 - 29 January 2018
| FSU Center for the Performing Arts |

Paul Taylor's AIRS | music by George Frideric Handel (company premiere)
Ricardo Graziano's VALSINHAS | music by Franz Schubert
Robert North's TROY GAME | music by Bob Downes

Program 5 - The Sarasota Ballet Presents Ballet Hispánico
23 - 25 February 2018
| FSU Center for the Performing Arts |

"Ballet Hispánico’s skill lies in rendering its culture universally accessible,
bringing together themes that we can all identify with.”
- Natasha Nesic

Program 6 - Dreams of Nature
Ashton & Bintley
2 - 3 March 2018
| Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall | performed with Live Music

Sir Frederick Ashton's THE DREAM | music by Felix Mendelssohn (company premiere)
David Bintley's 'STILL LIFE' AT THE PENGUIN CAFÉ | music by Simon Jeffes (company premiere)

Program 7 - Great Masters of Dance
Tudor, Balanchine & Ashton
27 - 28 April 2018
| Sarasota Opera House | performed with Live Music

Antony Tudor's THE LEAVES ARE FADING | music by Antonín Dvořák (company premiere)
George Balanchine's BUGAKU | music by Toshiro Mayuzumi (company premiere)

Sir Frederick Ashton's MARGUERITE AND ARMAND | music by Franz Liszt

To read about our Full Season in detail visit 2017 - 2018 Season Annoucement

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