DANCE ALIVE NATIONAL BALLET PRESENTS ‘CARMINA BURANA’ March 18 & 19 @ Curtis M. Phillips Center
Celebrating its 50 year, Dance Alive National Ballet presents a spectacular work that is ballet – pageant – drama. Based on medieval poems to music by Carl Orff, DANB’s production features over 250 performers including:
- The artists of Dance Alive National Ballet
- University of Florida Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Raymond Chobaz
- University Concert Choir and Gainesville Master Chorale under the direction of Will Kesling.
- Guest Artists Jennifer Klauder, Matt Morgan and Tony Offerle.
The songs, written and sung in low Latin and Low German, celebrate the secular joys of life – wine, women and song. Orff’s music emphasizes the rhythm and the overall effect is elemental and primitive. The composer’s Wheel of Fortune becomes for choreographer Tom Pazik the Circle of Infinity, encompassing all humanity’s hopes and doubts, joys and fears, strengths and frailties.
Carmina Burana takes us from Adam and Eve to Armageddon – a wild journey from beginning to end!
Carla Amancio and Fhilipe Teixeira portray ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’ as well as ‘Venus’ and ‘Apollo’ with Andre Valladon the ‘Abbot’ in the Tavern Scene. Julia Ponomareva and Alexsey Kuznetsov portray ‘Bride’ and ‘Groom’ with Yulia Pivotskaya the ‘Snake’ while guest artists Ani Collier and Tim Cannon dance the role of ‘Mother Abbess’ and ‘Abbot’. Additional principal dancers featured include Ines Albertini, Walter Angelini, Buse Babadag, Ashley Brooke Lunn and Robert Vega. Soloists include Mia Caceres-Nielsen, Stephon Johnson, Elizabeth Kessler, Rachel Ridley and Sarah Beth Thompson.
Join DANB for this amazing conclusion to a spectacular 50th Anniversary Season
FOR INFORMATION: 352-371-2986
WHAT: CARMINA BURANA
WHEN: Friday, March 18 @ 7:30 PM and Saturday, Saturday March 19 @ 2 PM
WHERE: Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL
TICKETS: 352-392-2787; Phillips Box Office, $17 to $42