December 15-16, 2023
P3 – MOMENTS OF MEANING
Featuring Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and Tharp’s In the Upper Room
George Balanchine’s “Theme & Variations” is “the really perfect piece” to showcase the classical skills of the current company of dancers.
A return to regality and beauty, George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations opens Program Three.
This masterful work transports audiences to the height of the Russian Imperial Ballet with its glittering costumes, masterful choreography, and Tchaikovsky’s evocative score. Twyla Tharp’s, In the Upper Room, closes the December program with a “transcendent experience for both audience and performers”. Created in 1986, the work features a commissioned score by Philip Glass and showcases Tharp’s choreography, which blends a diverse range of movements, including boxing, tap dance, yoga, ballet, and full-speed sprinting.
Repertoire will include:
Theme and Variations
Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
In the Upper Room
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Philip Glass
$35 – $125
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with one 20 minute intermission
Sarasota Opera House
61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
THEME AND VARIATIONS
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
IN THE UPPER ROOM
Costume Design By