Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Dance

Butler Ballet 2014-2015 Season


Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker

NutcrackerDecember 4- December 7, 2014
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University

Dec. 4 at 7.30 p.m.
Dec. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m.
Dec. 6 and 7 at 2 p.m.
(Friday Dec. 5 and Monday Dec 8, School Shows at 10am)

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.


Tickets: $28.50, $21.50 adults; $23, $17 child/student/senior; $20, $14 groups of 15 or more 
(a $3 Clowes Memorial Hall Restoration fee will be added to each ticket)

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Midwinter Dance Festival

featuring Viva Vivaldi by Gerald Arpino
February 11-15, 2015
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts

Mid Winter

Program A            Program B
February 11 at 7 p.m.            February 12 at 7 p.m.
February 13 at 7:30 p.m. February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
February 14 at 2 p.m. February 15 at 2 p.m.


For its second season in the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts the Butler Ballet will once again present two different programs in repertory featuring Viva Vivaldi by Gerald Arpino and works by resident choreographers Marek Cholewa, Patrick Hinson, Stephan Laurent, Susan McGuire, Cynthia Pratt, and Derek Reid.


Tickets:  $20 adults; $15 senior; $10 Butler Students
   


The Sleeping Beauty

CinderellaApril 17-April 19, 2015
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University 

 

April 17 and 18 at 8 p.m.
April 19 at 2 p.m.

The Sleeping Beauty is the most magical of all the fairy-tale ballets! A beautiful princess, an evil fairy, a curse that dooms everyone to sleep for a hundred years, and a magical kiss.  What more can you ask? The Bluebird, Puss-in-Boots, the White Cat, Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, and vibrant and colorful Fairies, are among the many guests invited to Aurora's extravagant wedding that concludes this family favorite. Come experience the enchantment and majesty of this time-honored classic set to some of the most beautiful music ever written for the ballet. Tchaikovsky's very first ballet score, full of soaring melodies and sparkling variations, is performed live by the Butler Ballet Orchestra under the direction of Richard Auldon Clark. Indulge yourself in the fantasy of dreams that come true, Butler Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty.

 

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)

 


Student Choreography Showcase

Student Choreo

Lilly Hall 310
Evening of student choreography.
Thursday October 30 and Friday October 31, 2014
7:30 pm.  Free - seating is limited.

 

 

Senior Production

Senior Prod

Lilly Hall 310
Concert of original works created by the 2015 graduating dance class.
Thursday March 5 and Friday March 6, 2015
7:30 pm. Free - seating is limited