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A DANCER'S CHRISTMAS

Chevalier Ballet Company presents a showcase of dances from

A Dancer’s Christmas, a 35 year Boston Holiday Tradition, created by choreographer Robert Vereecke. Chevalier Ballet is under the direction of Sara Knight.  Guest artists, Maresa D’Amore Morrison and Michelle Principi will also perform, as will a children’s cast.

 

In its 35 year run at the Robsham theater at Boston College, A Dancer’s Christmas was known as “the religious alternative to the Nutcracker” (Boston Globe) It was described as one of the “few artistic offerings during the Holiday season that truly takes into account the spiritual meaning of Christmas” (Boston Herald) An excerpt of VerEecke’s choreography to “A Lark Ascending” will be performed in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of British Composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams.

 

Along with its spiritual and celebratory value, “A Dancer’s Christmas” is an economic value as well. At $20, it is within the reach of many families who would like to do something special in this Holiday season.

 

Performance: December 4th 2 PM

 

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

248 W. 60th St.

NY, NY 10023

 

Tickets: Brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006 (ext. 1)

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5623166

 

 

$20 general seating

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Running time 1hr.

RAG N' ROLL

Chevalier Ballet Company will return to The Strand Theatre in two dance shows with live music on November 18th and 19th.

Friday, November 18th, at 7:30 p.m., the company will present Sara Knight’s original Beatles Ballet in collaboration with Across the Pond, a Beatles tribute band that will play hits from across the Beatles spectrum including: 

A Day in the Life, Eleanor Rigby, Strawberry Fields Forever, I Am the Walrus, Girl, Black Bird, and Something.

Beatles Ballet premiered in New York City on October 13, 2018, at the Danny Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, and then appeared at The Strand on December 1st the same year. In April 2021, the show toured the UK and had its international premiere at the historic Kenton Theatre in Henley-on-Thames.
 

On Saturday the 19th at 1 p.m., Knight’s original choreography, Ballet Meets Joplin, will feature pianist Jonathan Newell playing the music of Scott Joplin. According to Knight,


“Jonathan is a phenomenal musician. After I found out he grew up playing Joplin’s music with his grandmother, who was also a pianist, I wanted to collaborate with him to create this piece. The 1920s are my favorite era, and the grand piano is really the heart of the show. We place the pianist center stage and the dancing revolves around the piano.”

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at The Strand Theatre box office by calling (518) 832-3484.

For more information, email info@chevalierballet.com

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“I think the Beatles are just phenomenal. I was trying to figure out a single word to describe them but you really can't because they did the ballads to start with and then they’ve got this psychedelic side — there’s such a wide range of what they do. It’s a dancer’s paradise because you can just do so much with it.” -Sara Knight quoted in the Henley Standard