Sunday, July 29, 2007

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Nutcracker Auditions

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of the Nutcracker Ballet, a holiday favorite choreographed by artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne.

Auditions will be held Sunday, September 16, 2007 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 South Virginia Street Reno, Nevada. Auditions will be held at the following times:

2:00 pm 6 – 8 year olds (Boys and girls)
3:00 pm 9-14 year olds (Boys and girls)
4:30 pm Corps de Ballet & Soloists (Girls en Pointe)
5:30 pm Walk on Roles (i.e. Parents, Ladies in Waiting, Males Dancing rolls)

There will be parts for male and female dancers and gymnasts.

The Nutcracker Ballet will be performed at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts December 14-16, 2007 with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.

For more information please contact (775) 762-5165.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is northern Nevada’s largest company under the instruction of a professional faculty with years of experience in renowned metropolitan ballet and production companies across the United States and Europe.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Vortex Rock Ballet

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's rock ballet Vortex was a big hit with the audiences at Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch. The Reno Gazette Journal has a slide show the the dress rehearsal on their RGJ.com web site. Follow this link to the slide show:

http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070713/SPECIAL03/70713042

Friday, July 6, 2007

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Rock Ballet Vortex


A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Presents the Rock Ballet VortexThe Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch will come alive with ballet grace and passionate rock, dance, Broadway and alternative music as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents the rock ballet Vortex July 13th and 14th as part of the Artown celebration. Artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne has choreographed an exciting contemporary ballet that will be like no other you have ever seen. Imagine ballerinas performing grande jet├ęs to music by popular rock artists. The stage will feature scaffolding and exciting props and sets that will create a visual spectacle that can not be missed.Featuring a cast of extremely talented performers from Reno and starring guest artists from Ballet West, the rock ballet Vortex will feature demanding and passionate movement inspired by the dynamic of the music. The performances of Vortex are at 8:30pm July 13th and 14th at the beautiful Bartley Ranch Hawkins Amphitheater. Ticket prices are $20 for adults. Seniors, students with I.D and children 12 and under can purchase tickets for only $15. Special VIP tickets that include wine and hors d’oevres are available for $40. The gates open at 7:30pm for picnicking and the VIP party. Tickets can be purchased online at avaballet.com, by calling 775-326-8405 or at the Bartley Ranch box office the nights of the shows. A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is northern Nevada's largest company under the instruction of a professional faculty with years of performing experience in renowned metropolitan ballet and production companies across the United States and Europe.Mark you calendars now for this spectacular production. For more information call A.V.A. Ballet Theatre at 775-762-5165.