Kettering Health Network presents Dayton Ballet’s sizzling, A Streetcar Named Desire along with the very athletic Freudian Slip, Five Flights up and Basics, Valentine’s weekend, Feb. 10-13, 2011 at the historic Victoria Theatre.
Premiered in 2008, Karen Russo Burke’s steamy A Streetcar Named Desire was called “…a triumph…” by Dayton Daily News arts reporter Terry Morris, and includes a hot original score plus stunning choreography. Audiences will delight in the revivals of additional repertory pieces on the program including another Russo Burke favorite, Freudian Slip, a tongue-in-cheek showcase of the athleticism and beauty of the Company’s female dancers. Stephen Mill’s Five Flights Up is a fun and cheeky vaudevillian ballet. The final ballet on the program, Dermot Burke’s Basics, highlights fast-paced physical choreography by the Company’s male dancers and is so intense even the audience is out of breath at the end!
Performances of Dayton Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire will play Thursday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and start at $20! Call Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630 or visit online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. Ticket Center Stage hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday Noon-4 p.m. and two hours prior to each performance.
Permission to utilize A Streetcar Named Desire material is by arrangement with The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.
Founded in 1937 by Josephine Schwarz, Dayton Ballet is the second-oldest professional dance company in the United States and holds a unique historical place in the nation and in the Miami Valley. Performing in the state-of-the-art Schuster Center and the historic Victoria Theatre, Dayton Ballet is known as the “Company of Premieres.” Throughout the last decade, Dayton Ballet has been one of the top three dance companies in the nation in the production and presentation of new work.
Under the leadership of Director, Dermot Burke, Dayton Ballet has 15 professional dancers and is supported by the Board of Trustees and the Associate Board. Committed to its mission to “educate, enlighten and entertain,” Dayton Ballet presents new works and traditional American dance classics as well as remaining devoted to its youth education and community outreach programs, including the Dayton Ballet School.
Dayton Ballet is a non-profit organization funded by the Ohio Arts Council, Culture Works, the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals.