The Sarasota Ballet's Digital Program 7 features:
Sir Frederick Ashton's Birthday Offering
A rich and sumptuous display, Ashton's Birthday Offering was crafted as a pièce d'occasion for The Royal Ballet's 25th anniversary in May of 1956. Seven couples, in elegant costumes by André Levasseur, make a grand entrance to music by Alexander Glazunov, arranged by Robert Irving, then perform a dazzling series of solo variations, a bravura mazurka, and an enrapturing pas de deux, all concluding on a waltz for the entire ensemble.
Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs
Nine Sinatra Songs saw its premiere in October of 1982 by Twyla Tharp Dance, set to many of Frank Sinatra's most popular tunes. Like the thoroughly classical Birthday Offering preceding it, Nine Sinatra Songs features seven couples, but there the similarities end; dancers swing and tango through Sinatra's music, giving physical form to the tales of life and love so intimately woven by the legendary vocalist.
HOW TO VIEW DIGITAL PROGRAM 7:
On the morning of May 21st, all ticket holders will receive a personalized email containing their private link to Digital Program 7 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 21st, you will receive these links via email several minutes after time of purchase. Tickets for Digital Program 7 will be on sale until Tuesday, 25 May, at 6:00 PM EST.
Upon becoming available to watch, Digital Program 7 can be watched as many times as you would like, until Tuesday, 25 May, at 11:59 PM EST, at which point the Program will no longer be viewable. Make sure you enjoy it before then!