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Throughout the month of July you can purchase tickets to Program 6, Poetry and Liberty, with a 10% discount!

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with tickets to one of the most patriotic ballets, George Balanchine's Stars and Stripes, which will be performed 8-9 March 2019 as a part of Program 6, Poetry and Liberty.

To receive your 10% discount, use discount code STARS10, either online or at the box office.


8 - 9 March 2019 | Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Poetry & Liberty, Program 6, opens 8 March at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and will be accompanied by a full orchestra. This program sees the much anticipated Company Premiere of Sir Frederick Ashton’s Apparitions. Not seen since its 1987 performance in London, Apparitions opens and closes in the poet’s study, before he enters a ballroom moving through the eloquently disposed dancers in an opiate-inspired trance, futilely pursuing the unattainable L’Amour Supreme. The ensuing scene becomes a macabre nightmare before the poet kills himself in despair and is borne away in a cortege led by the girl of his morbid dreams.

Celebrating Director Iain Webb’s newly acquired American Citizenship, The Sarasota Ballet revives George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, his vibrant and patriotic tribute to the United States of America. This pièce d’occasion evokes Fourth of July parades and was created as a salute to the choreographer’s adoptive country. The work is divided into five campaigns and set to musical marches by American composer John Philip Sousa. A full-company ballet, Stars and Stripes includes baton twirling, military marching and a regiment of rifle-bearing male dancers.

4th of July 10% discount applies to B through F pricing only.

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5555 North Tamiami Trail  Sarasota , FL  34243