Friday, April 12, 2013; 7 p.m.
Location: Bangor Opera House/Penobscot Theatre, 131 Main Street, Bangor, ME
Contact: Julie Lisnet; 207 990-3140
Athleticism, artistry, mood, movement, poetry, emotion, imagination, and unbridled joy are just some of the elements you will find in Robinson Ballet LIVE 2013. You know them as the company that brings you The Nutcracker, but if you’ve never seen Robinson Ballet LIVE you only know half the story.
Robinson Ballet LIVE 2013 includes:
“The West Side” follows the famed West Side Story plot of two rival gangs in New York City’s Upper West Side. RBC choreographer, Stevie Dunham compiles music from Stan Keaton, Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances and John Lehmann-Haupt to create a truly unique West Side experience. Dunham’s choreography, a compilation of jazz and Latin dance styles, brings the street to the stage. This highly energetic performance features dancers, Sunny Hitt and Sam Borer, as the star-crossed lovers fighting against the odds to be together in a world that keeps pulling them apart. Choreography – Stevie Dunham
“Alex Supertramp” rejects the parents, abandons possessions and conventional life – encounters life-shaping characters – and hitchhikes to the wilderness in search of isolation and solitude. Loosely based on the Krakauer non-fiction book “Into the Wild.” Choreography – Terry Lacy
“4in Bodiez” The term foreign body, being defined as ‘any object originating outside the human body’ implies an invasion of the person who encounters it. A foreign body can be introduced through disease as a virus, through a wound as a splinter or a bullet; or alternatively, as a concept of what a foreign body is, and the process of fighting it or accepting it. Choreography – Keith Robinson Music – Phillip Glass and Esa-Pekka Salonen
“Suite Espanole” is a short collection of dances choreographed to the music of Manuel de Falla’s “Three Cornered Hat”. The Suite is a mixture of lyrical ballet with a Spanish flare and more traditional character dance. It includes the well-known “Farucca” or “Miller’s Dance” choreographed by Robinson Ballet Founding Artistic Director Ralph Robinson, the rest by Maureen Robinson.
Sunny Hitt grew up dancing across Maine with Ivy Forrest, Bossov Ballet Theatre, and Robinson Ballet. She earned her BA in Dance from Marlboro College in Vermont. She has had the pleasure to perform with the And So No Sin Performance Troupe, Lorraine Chapman The Company, Kelley Donovan and Dancers, and Sara Rudner and Friends, at various venues throughout Boston and NYC. She is also a registered yoga instructor and teaches regular dance and yoga classes in the mid-coast area.
Sam Borer started dancing when he was 11 by joining a competition dance group. For the next 8 years he trained in numerous dance styles such as Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop Choreography, Breaking, Popping, African, Tap, and Musical Theater. He attended Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists to train with some of the best dance instructors in the industry. He has won numerous titles at a state and national level. He was National Male Dancer of the Year two years running his junior and senior year of high school. He started teaching his personal styles of Hip Hop and Contemporary when he was 16. He has trained under the likes of Lyle Beniga, Shane Sparks, Tabitha and Napolean D’umo, Shaun Evaristo, Keone Madrid, Johnny Erasme and Nick DeMoura. His style of Hip Hop is various; from slow controlled R&B to hard-hitting choreography.
Performed at the BANGOR OPERA HOUSE April 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7PM
For tickets please call the Bangor Opera House/Penobscot Theatre at 942-3333 or online at www.penobscottheatre.org/ Go to ‘Other Events’, find the Robinson Ballet show information and clink the link ‘purchase tickets here’
Tickets for Robinson Ballet LIVE 2013 are $15.00 Adults, $10.00 Seniors, and $5.00 Children and Students (College students please show a photo i.d.).
Robinson Ballet brings fun and affordable entertainment for the whole family with their annual youth ballet. This year’s show features “ALADDIN”. Tickets just 5.00 per person! April 6 & 13 at 3PM.
Robinson Ballet thanks Deighan Associates and Walla Photography for their generous season support!