The Sarasota Ballet's Digital Program 6 features:
George Balanchine's Serenade
An earlier Balanchine creation - in fact, his first ballet choreographed in America, Serenade was initially performed in June of 1934 by students of the School of American Ballet; after several revisions, it would see its official professional premiere with the American Ballet in March of 1935. Blue-costumed dancers, set against a blue background, gracefully interact through four movements of a score composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Sir Frederick Ashton's Façade
One of Ashton's earliest choreographed works first performed by the Camargo Society in 1931, Façade is a series of divertissements described by ballet critic Debra Crane as "choreographic satires on popular dance forms and their dancers." Thematically based on a collection of eponymous poems by Edith Sitwell and set to music crafted by William Walton originally for the purpose of accompanying a recital of this poetry, Façade has since come to be known as a signature Ashton display of wit and musicality.
HOW TO VIEW DIGITAL PROGRAM 6:
On the morning of April 23rd, all ticket holders will receive a personalized email containing their private link to Digital Program 6 along with links to the Performance Program Book, our 30th Anniversary Season Program Book, and a tutorial video on connecting your internet device to your television.
If tickets are purchased after the morning of the 23rd, you will receive these links via email several minutes after time of purchase. Tickets for Digital Program 6 will be on sale until Tuesday, 27 April, at 6:00 PM EST.
Upon becoming available to watch, Digital Program 6 can be watched as many times as you would like, until Tuesday, 27 April, at 11:59 PM EST, at which point the Program will no longer be viewable. Make sure you enjoy it before then!