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Thanks for a great summer season!

Ballet Under the Stars 2022

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SUMMER 2022 PROGRAM:

PAQUITA

 

Staging by Irina Lebedeva after Marius Petipa

Music by Ludwig Minkus

Costumes courtesy of Richmond Ballet

 

Nicole Fedorov & Jafet Reynoso

 

Mackenzie Burtt

Lily Cosgrove

Anastasiia Fedorova

Carla Hernandez

Mairead Moore

Elisabetta Moramarco

Camila Pino

Joelle Rane

Elisabeth Seibel

Anaka Weiss-Jones                                        

PANCHAMA

Commissioned by Connecticut Ballet – February 2022

 

Choreography by Yamini Kalluri

Music by Risa Esmail

with permission from The Elora Singers

Mark Vuorinen, Conductor

 

featuring

 

Mackenzie Burtt

Lily Cosgrove or Camila Pino

Anastasiia Fedorova

Carla Hernandez

Anaka Weiss-Jones

 

A PIECE THAT MIGHT NEVER HAPPEN 

ABOUT A PEACE THAT MIGHT NEVER HAPPEN

 Commissioned by Connecticut Ballet – March 2022

 

Choreography by Carlyn Hudson

Music by Franz Schubert

Costumes by Anna Alisa Belous

Make-up by Ingrid Okola & Paul Mafuz

Wigs courtesy of Curtain Call & Peggi De la Cruz

 

Anastasiia Fedorova

Patrick Gill

Paulo Gutierrez

Carla Hernandez

Tony Michael Lee

Corey Mangum

Joelle Rane

Jafet Reynoso

Elizabeth Seibel

THREADS FROM A STRING OF SWING

 

Choreography by Daryl Gray

Music by Henry Mancini and Glenn Miller Big Band

Costumes by Theodora Foster

 

Original version premiered in May 1976 with the Bejart Ballet at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. Subsequently expanded to five movements for the Joffrey Ballet, it re-premiered at the New York City Center in December of 1978. It evokes the exuberance of the era through the personalities of high schoolers at an after-school party.  

 

Mackenzie Burtt                     Nicole Fedorov            Mairead Moore

Tony Michael Lee                    Paulo Gutierrez           Jafet Reynoso

 

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BALLET UNDER THE STARS STAFF

 

Producer                                                                         Brett Raphael

Production Assistant                                                   Caitlin Duffy

Wardrobe Coordinator                                                Theodora Foster

Company Teachers                                                      Christina Fagundes, Irina Lebedeva

Company Transportation                                           Preston Goddard

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS: Hartford Steam Boiler, Middletown Commission on the Arts, Day Pitney LLP, Ella Burr McManus Trust, and the late Michael Wilder in memory of his late wife, Marge Wilder.