Charlottesville Ballet Performs Oct. 20

Charlottesville, VA - Charlottesville Ballet's professional company presents an evening of classical dance and new commissioned works at Piedmont Virginia Community College Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre of the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

The evening begins with the classical Pas de Trois from Swan Lake and then moves into the realm of visual art with a piece inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and choreographed by Ariadne Conner, founder of Charlottesville Ballet. The concert continues with a premiere by Pittsburgh-based choreographer Peter LeBreton Merz, who created a multimedia piece influenced by poems of E.E. Cummings. The concert also features a world premiere by guest choreographer Colby Damon and concludes with a reprise of The Temple of Aeolus, which features an original score by the indie trio Mercies.

Charlottesville Ballet is now in its fifth performing season. The company is a nonprofit professional organization that presents live performances in collaboration with local artists and offers dance education classes for ages 3 and up at the Charlottesville Ballet Academy in Stanardsville.

Tickets are available by calling the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 and charging them to a VISA or MasterCard, or by purchasing them at Plan 9 Music, Sidetracks, University of Virginia Arts Box Office, Greenberry's Coffee (Barracks Road Shopping Center) and the PVCC Cashier's Office during normal business hours. Tickets can also be purchased at the PVCC Box Office window two hours before the performance.

The Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive, and ample, free parking is located in front of the building. The Main Stage Theatre offers comfortable and spacious seating and is wheelchair and stroller accessible. All ages are welcome.

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