Hilton Head Dance Theatre will present an exciting program of classical and contemporary dance featuring company members and distinguished guest artists on Saturday, April 4th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 5th at 2:30 pm. The program takes its name from Terpsichore, the Greek muse of dance, and is always an audience favorite.
Opening the program will be the second act of Swan Lake starring Brittany Hanna as the Swan Queen and Samuel Chester as Prince Siegfried. Known as the White Act, this is the masterpiece choreographed by Petipa and Ivanov, set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky, and staged by Hilton Head Dance Theatre Artistic Director Karena Brock-Carlyle.
Also on the program is Hoedown, a new work by Ballet Master Jamal Edwards inspired by Balanchine’s Western Symphony and his love for all things American. Ramalama Bang Bang, a fun and funky contemporary piece that is also by Jamal Edwards follows. Kathleen Watkins, former Dance Captain for Broadway’s Fosse, has chosen the jazz masterwork Sing, Sing, Sing as her contribution to the program. This piece from the Tony Award winning Dancin’ was a tribute to Benny Goodman’s composition of the same title.
The evening concludes with the wedding scene from Raymonda with music by Glazunov and choreography by Petipa and staging by Hilton Head Dance Theatre Artistic Director Karena Brock-Carlyle. Featured as Raymonda and Jean de Brienne are Sophia Nimmer and Journy Wilkes-Davis.
Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for students 18 and under.
Tickets are available at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina box office located at 14 Shelter Cove Lane or by calling 843-842-2787. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.artshhi.com