Monday, May 8, 2017

Vortex, the Ballet That Rocks!



A.A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Presents the Rock Ballet Vortex

Now Free to the Public!

Reno, NV - The Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch will come alive with ballet grace and passionate rock, dance, and alternative music as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents the rock ballet Vortex July 14th and 15th 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 cannot be missed.

Thanks to generous support from the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, the E.L. Cord Foundation, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation and the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation, the rock ballet Vortex is free to the public. The gates open at 7:30pm for picnicking and the shows begin at 8:30pm. This is a PG-13 production.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company for the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. They are 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.

Vortex during the month of July is part of the 22nd annual Artown festival, July 2017.  The month-long summer arts festival features more than 500 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide. Artown receives major funding from the City of Reno, and is sponsored by Grand Sierra Resort, U.S. Bank, NV Energy, Reno Tahoe USA, RGJ Media, KOLO 8 News Now, Reno Media Group, and KNPB Public Television. Additional support is received from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Swan Lake Auditions



Swan Lake Auditions

Auditions: Sunday June 11th, 2017

Conservatory of Movement

73 West Plumb Lane

$15.00 Audition fee per person – For more information call 775-762-5165

Requirements:

  • Dancers of all levels of experience are encouraged to audition, however, three years of ballet training is recommended 
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to audition time in order to register

Schedule:

  • Noon to 12:30pm - All character parts (Guests of the Court)
  • 12:30pm to 1:15pm - 8, 9 and 10 year old dancers
  • 1:15pm to 2:00pm - 11, 12, and 13 year old dancers
  • 2:00- 2:45pm - Corps de ballet men and ladies (ladies must be en pointe)

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra present “Swan Lake”

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, September 23rd at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 24th at 2:00pm

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company of the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. We are 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.

Vortex Rock Ballet Auditions


Vortex

Auditions

Thursday May 25th 7:30PM at the Conservatory of Movement

Strong En Pointe Artistic Female Dancers



Vortex, the Ballet That Rocks

July 14th and 15th

Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater

Bartley Ranch Regional Park