Program Contact: Colleen Bailey (831) 775-4724
The Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture Announces Its Final Fall Performance Schedule: The Jungle Book, a ballet performed by State Street Ballet Wednesday, November 16
SALINAS, CA (October 15, 2011) The Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture, located at 940 N. Main Street (formerly known as Sherwood Hall), is a place for the Salinas community to experience a spirit of collaboration, share resources, and unify in a sustainable and respectful physical space. Under the direction of the National Steinbeck Center, The Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture aims to unite the community by providing a space and opportunity to experience arts, culture, and entertainment.
National Steinbeck Center Executive Director Colleen Bailey announced today that the Institute will launch several events this fall due to the generosity of its presenting sponsor the Sally Hughes Church Foundation (board members: Anne C. Leach, President; W.B. Lindley, Vice President; Harry D. Wardwell, Secretary; Ross Merrill, Treasurer). As Bailey believes, “Art is essential to the social and spiritual nourishing of our lives. Music, song, dance, film, books, and visual arts are important to the health of our nation. The Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture will use these events to create a genuine sense of community.”
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The final fall Performance Schedule is:
The Jungle Book, a ballet performed by State Street Ballet, based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, original music composed by Milan Svododa, and choreography by Rodney Gustafson.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 7pm
Students ages 4-16 with ID: $12
For tickets call: 831.775.4726 or at www.steinbeck.org.
Groups of 10 or more are welcome and will receive a discount.
A ballet based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling with original music composed by Milan Svododa, the leading Czech composer and recorded by the Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater in Prague, with choreography by Rodney Gustafson. The Jungle Book is performed by the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, a professional company of 20 dancers and Fresno Dance Theater.
Founded in 1994 as a nonprofit organization, State Street Ballet is a vibrant, innovative professional dance company known for combining the rigors and timeless beauty of classical technique with updated looks, special effects, and digital technology. The company produces original works that captivate today's diverse audiences and remains dedicated to promoting original dance through public performances and educational outreach. The company tours domestically and internationally, and State Street Ballet’s original touring productions also include Cinderella and The Nutcracker.
The Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture is administered by The National Steinbeck Center.
Background on the National Steinbeck Center
The National Steinbeck Center is located in Salinas, California, the birthplace of John Steinbeck. The National Steinbeck Center is a museum and cultural institution whose mission is “to tell the story of John Steinbeck’s rich legacy, and to present, create and explore stories of the human condition.” The Center offers three visitor experiences:
For more information, please visit the National Steinbeck Center’s website at www.steinbeck.org. For more information on upcoming events or purchase tickets call (831) 775-4726.