The arts are alive and well in the Sarasota area! Watch some incredible dancers take the stage at these upcoming ballet performances, just minutes from Bradenton homes for sale and Sarasota homes for sale.
- In Rep - January 27-30, 2023
Kick off the new year with a delightful variety of performances In Rep at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. First up is Frequency Hurtz, a world premiere from Company Dancer Arcadian Broad, who also co-composed the music. The second selection is Shades of Spring, set to the classical music of Joseph Haydn, and choreographed by Jessica Lang. Closing out the program is Façade, featuring whimsical vignettes from noted choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton.
- Dance Theatre of Harlem - February 24-27, 2023
Experience one of the most vibrant and exciting dance companies in the world when the Dance Theatre of Harlem takes the stage at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Founded in 1969, the group is known for its blend of dance classics and contemporary, ballet-based routines. The 18-member company carries on their tradition of innovative, forward-thinking dances for the 21st century.
- La Sylphide - March 24-25, 2023
La Sylphide, a timeless story of romance, takes on fresh life with this performance by the Sarasota Ballet. The narrative recounts the quandary of a Scottish man who is engaged to a local woman but becomes distracted by a vision of a sylph. Designed by Johan Kobberg, the production is acclaimed for retaining the original Danish feel while rejuvenating the choreography. The program takes place at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
- Tribute to Balanchine - April 28-29, 2023
Iconic choreographer George Balanchine revolutionized dance with innovations that remain influential to this day. The Sarasota Ballet commemorates the 40th anniversary of his passing with a triple bill of some of his more beloved ballets, held at the Sarasota Opera Hall. First up is Divertimento #15, set to the music of Mozart. Next, The Four Temperaments takes on the ancient Greek theory of "four humours" comprising a healthy body. The program closes with Western Symphony, a charming tribute to the popular "Spaghetti Westerns" and cowboy adventures of the 1950s.
- Gala Royale - April 30, 2023
Show your support and appreciation of the Sarasota Ballet by attending this year's Gala Royale. The evening begins with a specially curated performance on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House. Afterward, the party moves to the Circus Arts Conservatory, where guests will dine on a gourmet meal catered by Michael's on East. Desserts and dancing close out this evening to remember. Guests may attend individually or purchase tables for six to 10 attendees. The event starts at 5 p.m.
- Images of Dance - May 2, 2023
The aptly-named Images of Dance brilliantly showcases the next generation of talented performers. In a one-time-only performance, members of the Sarasota Ballet join students from the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory for an exciting program of classic and contemporary works. Other local arts organizations participating in this special evening include the Artists Series Concerts, Sarasota Music Conservatory, and Sarasota Youth Opera. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $35. Visit the website for specific showtimes.
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