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South Bay Ballets BRAVO! The Classical & Contemporary Ballet Experience: 2011 Line-Up Announced

South Bay Ballet continues to enhance the local performing arts scene with its 2011 BRAVO! dance concert bringing world-class classical and contemporary ballet to the Southland while cultivating the work of the region’s top choreographers fused with emerging talent.

Torrance, CA, January 08, 2011 --( South Bay Ballet’s 2010-2011 season continues with its annual dance concert BRAVO! The Classical & Contemporary Ballet Experience, an eclectic repertoire from traditional classics to exciting contemporary ballets. A weekend of thrilling selections and inspired performances, the program will feature South Bay Ballet’s entire company and visiting artists including celebrated Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre artistic director and choreographer, Robert Kelley, presenting the premiere of yet another elegant and sophisticated work entitled Seasons. The piece showcases the classical pas de deux style for which South Bay Ballet dancers have become known.

Founder and director of Stone Dance Collective and producer of Chop Shop Dance Festival, artistic director Eva Stone returns to the concert with her original piece, Stick Figures, enhanced for South Bay Ballet’s large company of dancers. A touching examination of the relationship between men and women, Stick Figures explores the perplexing and unstoppable human need to connect based in humor and emotion.

BRAVO! expands its mission to support the development of Southern California-based talent with the 2011 concert by featuring two guest companies: Imagine Ballet Company and Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, along with a showcase of two emerging choreographers, Kylette Jaramillo and Tess Goodrich.

Highlights of the program include Calico performed by South Bay Ballet’s junior company. Choreographed by Linda Smith and Candice Davis, this uplifting work transports audiences to early western America. BRAVO! closes with the reprise of Sunday in the Park, offering a nostalgic trip to the days of vaudeville performed by the senior company. Sunday in the Park, choreographed by Joan Rorhrback and Candice Davis, features live piano accompaniment by pianist Hiroko Ogawa.

Information & Ticket Sales:
All seats $22
Saturday, March 5 – 7 pm
Sunday, March 6 – 2 pm
James Armstrong Theatre
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, California 90503

About South Bay Ballet:
South Bay Ballet, a non-profit organization, provides quality artistic performances to the community as well as outstanding training to young and pre-professional dancers. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Diane Lauridsen, and Assistant Artistic Director Candice Davis, the Company’s mission is to provide a nurturing environment for serious dance students to develop their skills while offering artistic excellence to the community. The Company is dedicated to providing performance opportunities that build character and confidence. The ultimate goal is to carry young dancers into their professional lives.

South Bay Ballet continues to present Southern California audiences with a professional level artistic experience. Each year South Bay Ballet offers an eclectic range of ballets, from classical to contemporary. In addition to The Nutcracker, the annual season includes both Bravo! A Classical & Contemporary Ballet Experience and Storybook Ballet, at the James R. Armstrong Theatre.

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South Bay Ballet
Lisa Silagy, Marketing/Publicity

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