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Director's Choice

Escape the madness of March with three gorgeous dance works, featuring contemporary choreography, classical scores and a touch of tango!

One / the body's grace, choreographed by Stephen Mills, is a sensuous exploration of the various stages of relationships. The stunning and athletic choreography features arias by Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.

Stephen welcomes to the Long Center stage first Company commission by award-winning choreographer Jennifer Hart. Experience the world premiere of this rising star, who in 2011 was awarded a New York City Ballet Fellowship and was selected as a finalist for the Saint-Sauveur International Choreography Competition, in Canada.

Jimmy Orrante, Princess Grace Award winner, 2014-2016, was a participant in Ballet Austin's 2014 New American Talent / Dance competition and will be presenting a new work as The Choreography Mentorship Co Commission (CMCC) Award winner.

Featured works Director's Choice:

One / the body's grace
Choreography by Stephen Mills
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Christoph Willibald Gluck and George Frideric Handel

World Premiere
Choreography by Jennifer Hart
Music by Gavin Bryars

World Premiere
Choreography by Jimmy Orrante
Princess Grace Award winner, 2014-2016
Music by Astor Piazzolla

The Long Center
8pm | Mar 27Audio description by VSA Texas available for this show, 28
3pm | Mar 29

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Studio Spotlight
Thurs March 12, 2015
12 - 12:45pm or 6 - 7pm Ballet Austin's AustinVentures StudioTheater

Watch a professional dance company in action during these performance previews. Up-close, personal, and informal, Studio Spotlight gives guests a preview of the choreography and elements from the upcoming production while it is still in the works accompanied by a brief lecture and Q & A with Artistic Director Stephen Mills, choreographer Jennifer Hart and company dancers. Free. Learn more or sign up.

One hour prior to all performances March 27 - 29
The Long Center

Enhance your experience at the ballet with a pre-show lecture and Q&A for all ages. Ballet Austin's Education staff gives a short, informal, interactive presentation on the historical, creative, and technical elements of the production. Free for ticket holders. Learn more.

Immediately following all performances March 27 - 29
The Long Center

Immediately following all performances of Director's Choice Ballet Austin's Artistic Director Stephen Mills invites audience members to a short post-performance discussion about the work just seen. Mr. Mills, choreographer Jennifer Hart and company dancers will answer questions about the artistic process involved in creating a ballet. Free for ticket holders. Learn more.

The Long Center
8pm | Mar 27Audio description by VSA Texas available for this show, 28
3pm | Mar 29

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Beverly Dale
Kodosky Family Foundation
Pamela & Scott Reichardt
Carolyn & Marc Seriff
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The Kuglen Foundation - Dr. and Mrs. Craig Kuglen through the Ballet Austin Foundation.

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