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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.

Jay Handelman

Herald – Tribune

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

PRICE

$35 – $125

RUN TIME

Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with one 20 minute intermission

Venue

Sarasota Opera House
61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

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Creative Team

THEME AND VARIATIONS

Choreography

George Balanchine

 

Staged By

Phillip Neal

 

Music By

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 

Designs By

Peter Farmer

IN THE UPPER ROOM

Choreography

Twyla Tharp

 

Staged By

Shelley Washington

 

Assisted By

Kaitlyn Gilliland

 

Music By

Philip Glass

 

Costume Design By

Norma Kamali

 

Original Lighting Design By

Jennifer Tipton