420 South 6th Street, Springfield
at UIS, Sangamon Auditorium
Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18 to $28 217-206-6160. Tickets will be on sale starting August 1, 2013!
BUNN and WYMG proudly present the Springfield Ballet Company's 20th annual production of Rockballet featuring live music by Downstate.
In celebration of SBC's 20th Rockballet, our 2013 production features performances and choreography by SBC alumni who are now working professionally in the world of dance!
Featured choreographers include:
Elizabeth Chapman (Principal Dancer, Georgia Ballet); Lauren Ohmer (Company member Anabella Lanzu / Dance Drama, New York); Julie Tice (former dancer with Paul Taylor Dance Company); Margi Cole (Artistic Director, The Dance COLEctive, Chicago); Lauren Small (BFA in Dance from Belhaven University and recent student at The Ailey School, New York); Caitlin Helton (dancer with Missouri Ballet Theatre, St. Louis); Alison Rhoades (recent graduate with a BFA in dance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Erica Wesselman (dancer with Carolina Ballet Theatre, South Carolina); Elizabeth Staab (BFA in dance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Meghan Loman (recently hired as a Company dancer with Carolina Ballet Theatre); Tiffany Riech (current SBC member, majoring in dance performance at Illinois State University); and Gina DeCroix Russell (SBC Ballet Mistress & Assistant Instructional Professor at Illinois State University).
Rockballet is going to be an unforgettable performance!
Since its 1994 debut, SBC's annual production of Rockballet continues to be daringly different. The brainchild of SBC Artistic Director, Julie Ratz, Rockballet is a vivid and exciting mix of adventurous choreography, memorable music and high-intensity dancing. A multimedia celebration of dance and rock music, Rockballet has had a stunning impact on the way Central Illinois views classical dance.
It is music visualized.
The Springfield Ballet Company is a civic, not-for-profit ballet company that has been entertaining and educating area audiences since 1975 and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. The company offers three major productions at the University of Illinois at Springfield's Sangamon Auditorium each year, and also performs at festivals, schools and nursing homes throughout central Illinois. SBC is committed to providing equitable opportunities for company dancers to be trained in and to perform the art of dance, and to offer opportunities for all members of the central Illinois community to be educated and entertained.