Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Dance

Butler Ballet 2013-2014 Season

The Nutcracker


December 5- December 8, 2013

Dec. 5 at 7.30 p.m.
Dec. 6 and Dec 7 at 8 p.m.
Dec. 7 and 8 at 2 p.m.
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University
Tickets: $28.50, $21.50 adults; $23, $17 child/student/senior; $20, $14 groups of 15 or more (a $3 CMH Restoration fee will be added to each ticket)

Butler Ballet proudly presents the only fully staged production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker in central Indiana. A holiday family tradition, children and adults will be dazzled and delighted by spectacular dancing, beautiful costumes, glorious scenery, and pyrotechnical magic. The brilliance of Tchaikovsky's music will be brought to life by the Butler Ballet Orchestra and the Indianapolis Children's Choir under the direction of Richard Auldon Clark.  Nutcracker Children Auditions.

Midwinter Dance Festival
George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie

And a new work by guest choreographer
Gustavo Sansano

Mid Winter

Wednesday Feb. 12-Sunday Feb. 16, 2014
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
Tickets: TBA

Program A
Feb. 12 at 7:00 pm
Feb. 14 at 7:30 pm
Feb. 15 at 2:00 pm
Program B
Feb. 13 at 7:00 pm
Feb. 15 at 7:30 pm
Feb. 16 at 2:00 pm

For its inaugural season in the new Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts the Butler Ballet will present two different programs in repertory. George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie, staged by Butler Dance faculty member Patrick Hinson, will open each of the programs and a new work created for the Butler Ballet as part of the Clowes Memorial Hall 50th anniversary by Spanish choreographer Gustavo Sansaro will close each evening. New works by Butler Ballet resident choreographers Marek Cholewa, Stephan Laurent, Susan McGuire, Cynthia Pratt, and Derek Reid will round out the programs.



Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 25 and 26 at 8 p.m.
April 27 at 2 p.m.
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University
Tickets:  $28.50, $21.50 adults; $23, $17 child/student/senior; $20, $14 groups of 15 or more, (a $3 CMH Restoration fee will be added to each ticket)

"Once upon a time"! Butler Ballet performs Cinderella, a magical three-act ballet based on the familiar fairy tale. Come take the magical journey with Cinderella as her Fairy Godmother transforms her from rags to riches, in spite of her outrageous step-sisters. The story comes alive in grand ballet style, complete with a "pumpkin" coach, a grand ballroom scene, and the prince's world-wide search for his mystery princess. All accompanied by the marvelous and difficult 20th century score by Sergei Prokofiev performed by the Butler Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Stanley DeRusha. Eventually, the Prince finds the his true love, Cinderella fits the shoe and everyone lives "happily ever after"!

Student Choreography Showcase

Student Choreo

Lilly Hall 310
Evening of student choreography.
Thursday October 31 and Friday November 1, 2013
7:30 pm.  Free - seating is limited.


Senior Production

Senior Prod

Lilly Hall 310
Concert of original works created by the 2014 graduating dance class.
Thursday March 6 and Friday March 7, 2014
7:30 pm. Free - seating is limited