Baton Rouge Ballet Spring Concert to feature Act III of The Sleeping Beauty

Baton Rouge Ballet Spring Concert to feature Act III of The Sleeping Beauty
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POSTED: Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 1:04pm

 Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will perform Act III of The Sleeping Beauty as a part of its Spring Concert on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The mixed bill performance will also include three contemporary works: Decisions, choreographed by Edgar Anido, through the reeds, by Julia Boudreaux Mayo and …and i have chosen this, by Mina Estrada.

This production will feature internationally-acclaimed guest artists and award-winning local dancers.

Tickets range from $30 to $35 with a special rate of $20 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, the River Center Box Office or by calling BRBT at 225.766.8379.

Act III of The Sleeping Beauty is Aurora’s wedding and features storybook characters, including Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf and Puss and Boots.

Guest artists Jun Tanabe and Kaori Fukui, courtesy of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, will perform the Act III grand pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty as well as the pas de deux from Flames of Paris.

Tanabe began his dance training in Japan and continued at The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet. He has received numerous awards, including first prize in the 20th All-Japan Ballet Competition and second and third prizes in the Youth America Grand Prix New York Final in 2006 and 2007.

Fukui also began her training in Japan where she won first prize in the Kobe Dance Competition and third prize in the 20th All-Japan Ballet Competition. She recently won the silver medal at the Korean International Ballet Competition.

Additionally BRBT alumna and Texas Ballet Theater company apprentice Meredith Broussard will dance the role of Princess Florine performing the bluebird variation in Act III of The Sleeping Beauty.

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