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Ballet Austin II
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Ballet Austin II performs a mixed repertory program in the AustinVentures StudioTheater.

Garland Waltz (excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty)
Choreography by Stephen Mills
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Having created works for more than 40 companies around the globe, Artistic Director Stephen Mills presents a preview of his sumptuous staging of one of the world's most iconic ballets. The work will reappear as part of Ballet Austin's full-length presentation of The Sleeping Beauty in May 2014 at The Long Center.

Thrace
Choreography by Nick Kepley
Music by Bulgarian State Female Choir

Named "one of the top five performing arts events of 2005" by the Kansas City Star, Thrace is a physically aggressive work for five women exploring the complex emotions that accompany those left behind during times of war.

Falling
Choreography by Jennifer Hart
Music by Antonio Vivaldi

Ms. Hart has created multiple works for Ballet Austin II including Strange Shadows (2011) which was selected for the Saint-Saveur International Choreography Competition, and Wavemakers (2013) which was created through a Fellowship Initiative Grant from the New York City Ballet Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet. She describes her new work as "an exploration of desire, its pull, rejection, need, pain and joy".

Mozart Allegro
Choreography - Stephen Mills
Music - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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AustinVentures StudioTheater
7:30pm | April 5

The program will also include excerpted pas de deux from Stephen Mills' Silence Within Silence and Angel of My Nature, danced by Ballet Austin company dancers Chelsea Renner, Ian J. Bethany and Edward Carr.



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AustinVentures StudioTheater
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Cast

Garland Waltz (excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty)

Natasha Carl, Tanya Garcia, Rosie Grady Sayvetz, Towa Shinagawa, Nicole Voris
Oliver Greene-Cramer, Kevin Murdock-Waters, Ashton Plummer**

Pas de Deux from silence within silence

Chelsea Marie Renner*, Ian J. Bethany*

Falling

Nicole Voris, Oliver Greene-Cramer, Kevin Murdock-Waters

Thrace

Tanya Garcia, Towa Shinagawa, Rayleigh Vendt, Nicole Voris, Cassia Wilson                       

Intermission

Pas de Deux from Angel of  My Nature

Chelsea Marie Renner*, Edward Carr*

Mozart Allegro

Natasha Carl, Tanya Garcia, Rosie Grady Sayvetz, Towa Shinagawa, Rayleigh Vendt, Nicole Voris

Oliver Greene-Cramer, Kevin Murdock-Waters, Ashton Plummer**

 

Guest Appearances
*Courtesy of Ballet Austin’s main company:
Ian J. Bethany – Ballet Austin II 2008-2009, Company Dancer since 2009
Edward Carr – Butler Fellowship Program 2006-2007, Ballet Austin II 2007-2008, Company Dancer since 2008
Chelsea Marie Renner – Butler Fellowship Program 2005-2007, Ballet Austin II 2007-2008, Company Dancer since 2008

**Courtesy of Butler Fellowship Program:
Ashton Plummer
Arielle Sperber



Credits

Garland Waltz (excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty)
Choreography – Stephen Mills
Music – Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Lighting – Bill Sheffield
Costumes – Courtesy of Ballet Austin

Pas de Deux from silence within silence
Choreography – Stephen Mills
Music – Johannes Brahms
Lighting – Tony Tucci
Costumes – Stephen Mills, Susan Branch Towne

Falling

Choreography – Jennifer Hart
Music - "Sposa son disprezzata" by Antonio Vivaldi
Lighting - Bill Sheffield
Costumes - Courtesy of Ballet Austin

Thrace

Choreography - Nick Kepley  
Music – Bulgarian State Television Female Choir
Lighting – Bill Sheffield
Costumes – Lisa Choules

Pas de Deux from Angel of  My Nature
Choreography – Stephen Mills
Music – Johann Sebastian Bach
Lighting – Tony Tucci
Costumes – Stephen Mills
 

Mozart Allegro
Choreography – Stephen Mills
Music – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lighting – Bill Sheffield
Costumes – Stephen Mills, Alexey Korygin



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