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It’s back-to-back ballet when the Fort Worth-based company Ballet Frontier of Texas presents two shows in two days at the IM Terrell Academy Auditorium.
The third annual Director’s Choice East Meets West on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30pm
This evening of dance features works from each dance company: Ballet Frontier of Texas, Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore, and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance. Ballet Frontier of Texas will be performing two beloved pieces from its repertoire. Rodeo, composed by Aaron Copeland, is an entertaining piece that celebrates the spirit of America. Featuring the innovative choreography of Chung-Lin Tseng, Bamboo Flute Concerto is an intricate piece danced to beautiful Asian music. General admission is $25, plus $2.30 fee.
Youth Dance Festival on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 6pm
Presented and coordinated by Ballet Frontier of Texas, The Youth Dance Festival offers young performers from the greater North Texas community the chance to showcase a variety of pieces, including classical ballet, as well as contemporary and modern repertoires. This year's program features performances from a variety of dance companies:
-Allegro/ Dallas Black Dance Theater,
-Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
-Momentum Dance Company
-Texas Ballet Theater School
-Fort Worth Country Day
Tickets are $15, plus $1.70 fee.
1900 IM Terrell Way, Fort Worth; 817/852-6887
Each year, Ballet Frontier distributes Roy Tobias Scholarships at the Youth Dance Festival. The Roy Tobias Scholarship was established to provide support in dance activities to dancers of ages 18 and younger and who demonstrate a strong commitment to dance. The scholarship was named after the former world renowned dancer and choreographer.
Mr. Tobias was the Artistic Director of Universal Ballet Company in Seoul, South Korea from 1988-1994, when Chung-Lin Tseng and Enrica Tseng danced for the company as principal dancers. He inspired Mr. and Mrs. Tseng, and Ballet Frontier has presented several of his choreographic works in its repertoire, including Carnival of the Animals and Act II of The Nutcracker.