PRLog - June 25, 2014 - CLEVELAND -- CLEVELAND, June 25, 2014 – A Cleveland audience will be the first to witness some of ballet’s top talents as they debut The Ashley Bouder Project: An Exposé on Ballet Style at the Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square at 8:00 p.m., October 25, 2014. The production will feature Ashley Bouder, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet and other stars from this world renowned dance company. The performance is being made possible in-part by a generous donation from Forest City Enterprises.
Rehearsal for The Ashley Bouder Project: An Exposé on Ballet Style coming 10/25
“We are beyond thrilled to be partnering with Ashley Bouder and Phil Chan to present a performance of the highest caliber of professional ballet today,” said Jessica Wallis, Founding Director, Ballet in Cleveland. Phil Chan is the General Manager of Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition.
The first act will feature grand classical and neoclassical works by ballet legends Marius Petipa and George Balanchine. The second act boasts a world premiere to the music of Shostakovich, performed by soloists from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Dancers will perform to new choreography created for the project by Joshua Beamish, artistic director of MOVE: the company. Costumes are being created by B Michael America.
Tickets are on sale now at www.playhousesquare.org. VIP ticket packages are also available and include a pre-show reception, prime seating, and a post-show reception with the dancers and choreographer. Pre and post show red carpet events will include ballet-themed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Bin 216, Driftwood Restaurant Group’s newest establishment at Playhouse Square, located directly across from the Ohio Theatre. Portside Distillery and Bin 216 are The Ashley Bouder Project Red Carpet Sponsors.
Ballet in Cleveland is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Playhouse Square, downtown Cleveland. Its mission is to revolutionize ballet in Cleveland and beyond by highlighting the unique and passionate artistry of ballet. Ballet in Cleveland will deliver its mission through the presentation of extraordinary ballet performances, educational programming, and events that will engage and inspire audiences. For more information, visit www.balletincleveland.org.