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The Sarasota Ballet's 2021 - 2022 Season

We are ecstatic to announce our 2021 - 2022 Season and the return to full in-person theater programming. This Season also marks Director Iain Webb’s 15th year heading the Company, and will feature seven programs that showcase not only the range of the Company’s choreographic repertoire, but also its artistry and athleticism. Highlights include two World Premieres – the first, by Resident Choreographer Ricardo Graziano, opening the Season in October; the second, by renowned British choreographer Sir David Bintley, with a full-length adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, scheduled in March. The Season also sees the pairing of the Company Premiere of Mark Morris’ The Letter V in April, The Sarasota Ballet’s first foray into Morris’ distinctive choreography, with the March presentation of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Other highlights include the return of Sir Peter Wright’s remarkable Giselle and Summertide to celebrate the choreographer’s 95th birthday, and audience favorites such as Martha Graham’s Appalachian Spring, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations, Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, and Sir Frederick Ashton’s Valses nobles et sentimentales.

Full Season Subscribers can renew their Subscription today, and new Full Season Subscriptions to The Sarasota Ballet’s 2021 - 2022 Season as well as Four Ballet Packages are now available. For information, please visit our Subscriptions page or call the Box Office at 941.359.0099, Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Performance Schedule

Program 1 – New World   |   22 – 24 October 2021
FSU Center for the Performing Arts

Appalachian Spring
Choreography by Martha Graham
Music by Aaron Copland

World Premiere
Choreography by Ricardo Graziano
Music to be announced

Program 2 – Day & Night   |   19 – 20 November 2021
Sarasota Opera House

Summertide
Choreography by Sir Peter Wright
Music by Felix Mendelssohn

Nine Sinatra Songs
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Frank Sinatra

Program 3 – Giselle   |   17 – 18 December 2021
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Giselle
Production by Sir Peter Wright
Original Choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli
Music by Adolphe Adam

Program 4 – Love & Betrayal   |   28 – 31 January 2022
FSU Center for the Performing Arts

Valses nobles et sentimentales
Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton
Music by Maurice Ravel

The Rake’s Progress
Choreography by Dame Ninette de Valois
Music by Gavin Gordon

Napoli Act III
Production by Johan Kobborg
Choreography after August Bournonville
Music by Edvard Helsted & Holger Simon Paulli

Program 5 – Mark Morris Dance Group   |   4 – 7 March 2022
FSU Center for the Performing Arts

The Sarasota Ballet Presents:
Mark Morris Dance Group

Program 6 – A Comedy of Errors   |   25 – 26 March 2022
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

A Comedy of Errors (World Premiere)
Choreography by Sir David Bintley
Music by Matthew Hindson (commissioned score)
Designs by Dick Bird

Program 7 – Serendipitous Movement   |   29 – 30 April 2022
Sarasota Opera House

Serenade
Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Letter V (Company Premiere)
Choreography by Mark Morris
Music by Joseph Haydn

Elite Syncopations
Choreography by Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Music by Scott Joplin et al.

 

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HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

The Sarasota Ballet’s highest priority is the safety of our patrons, dancers, and staff as we transition back into the theater this coming Season. We are taking care to maintain a balance between providing audiences members with their favored seating and ensuring that we keep the theater as a safe environment. We are currently renewing and selling subscription seats without distancing restrictions, and will reevaluate before the release of single tickets. Should any changes occur, you will be contacted, and we will work with you to ensure that you have the best seats in the safest manner possible. Additional health and safety requirements will be released closer to the season opener.

Box Office: 941.359.0099
Phone: 941.359.0099
5555 North Tamiami Trail  Sarasota , FL  34243