Avant Chamber Ballet Announces 2016-2017 Season

Season packages which include A Ballet Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Rhythm and Romance.  Highlights include the world premieres of Katie Cooper's A Ballet Christmas Carol and the continuation of the groundbreaking Women's Choreography Project.

Nutcracker: Short and Suite

November 17, 2016 - 7:30pm 
Whites Chapel, Southlake, TX
Presented by Apex Arts LEague  

The season opens with the return of Nutcracker: Short and Suite in Southlake, TX at White's Chapel presented by Apex Arts League. The production will build on the success last season and will include new sections from the Christmas classic as well as new costumes.

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A Ballet Christmas Carol

December 15-16, 2016 - 8:00pm 
Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX 

Finishing the holiday season, ACB will premiere a completely new full-length holiday production, A Ballet Christmas Carol. It will include a commissioned score by Chase Dobson, ACB's composer-in-residence. Audiences will see the classic Charles Dickens story but with the dance twist of a female Scrooge and the whole story taking place in the dance world: classes, rehearsals and on stage. "It has been so much fun creating the libretto," says Katie Cooper. "The story unfolded with so much ease in the flashbacks of our lives as dancers in the studio and also our choices we all make in love and life that anyone goes through."

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Alice in Wonderland

February 11, 2017 - 8:00pm
February 12, 2017 - 3:00pm
Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX  

In February just in time for Valentine's Day, ACB will restage Katie Cooper's smash-hit Alice in Wonderland, which first was performed by Avant Chamber Ballet in 2014 at the Eisemann Center. Described by the Dallas Morning News as "flawlessly designed", it is was a huge success for ACB and will be reset with an extended cast and production elements at the larger Dallas City Performance Hall with over 20 professional dancers and a cast of 40 students.  

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Rhythm and Romance

April 20-21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX  

April closes the season with the mixed repertoire program Rhythm and Romance. On the program will be George Balanchine's Walpurgisnacht Ballet - the biggest Balanchine ballet ACB has done to this point with 25 dancers. Part of this performance will include the third year of Women's Choreography Project. Women's Choreography Project gives emerging female choreographers a chance for their work to performed with live music and by professional dancers. This year ACB invites emerging choreographers to submit their work this fall for a chance to be a part of the project. Details will be announced on the ACB website. To close the program Katie Cooper will premiere her new ballet The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires to Piazzolla's fiery and sensual music.

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