Brandon Ballet Presents: The Agony and the Ecstasy
Brandon Ballet is excited to return to the theatre for its fourth and final performance of the 27th season! The talented dancers of this local ballet company will present a mixed repertoire performance of classical and contemporary works.
The final season performance, The Agony, and the Ecstasy is composed of excerpts from Giselle and Paquita, as well as an original contemporary ballet work by guest choreographer, Marquis Floyd.
Giselle Synopsis: In a hidden forest of the Middle Ages, we find a graveyard filled with the spirits of women who died after being betrayed by their lovers. These women, the Wilis, led by Myrta – their queen, are summoned from their graves to initiate the new arrival, Giselle. When Giselle’s lover, Albrecht, arrives at her grave in mourning, Myrta and the Wilis target him for death but Giselle’s love saves him from their reigns leaving him only with the memory of Giselle and her eternal love.
Paquita Synopsis: Dancers will present the “Grand Pas Classique” version of this ballet where an ensemble of 12 dancers supports the main couple in a feat of technical bravura and stylized artistry. Filled with ensemble, small group, and solo sections, this ballet and music highlight the celebratory playfulness found in grand ballet.
This premiere of The Agony and the Ecstasy is especially unique in that a percentage of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to a local food bank! By attending this performance, patrons will be supporting two non-profit organizations at once. We are beyond thrilled to be able to partner with our local community in this way while continuing to bring virtuosic ballet performances to our treasured audiences.
Tickets available April 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021
Online Prices: $35 Adults, $25 children 12 & under, $15 homeschool students and homeschool groups.
ALL tickets $35 at the door.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the homeschool student discount code.