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Season changes at Sarasota Ballet

Posted on December 10, 2020

Sarasota Ballet

Sarasota Ballet has announced changes to the remainder of the company’s 30th anniversary season, designed to allow audience members to experience the anniversary digitally and in person. Full Season and Flex Four Ballet Subscribers will be given the opportunity to attend a socially-distanced special performance; in addition, the company will be creating a new outdoor performance series, which will be announced in the future. While traditional in-theatre performances will be converted into digital programmes, many of the ballets that had been scheduled for the 2020-2021 season will be a part of this new digital programming. Additionally, previously announced performance dates for the winter-spring season have been adjusted to allow for filming and editing.

Changes to Sarasota Ballet’s season are as follows: the streaming performance dates for Digital Program 3 have been changed to January 1–5, 2021. Additionally Peter Darrell’s one-act ballet Othello has been added to the programme. The new streaming performance date for Digital Program 4 will be January 29 to 2 February 2, 2021, and will feature Paul Taylor’s Company B and Brandenburgs performed by Sarasota Ballet. Digital Program 5 will be streamed from February 26 to March 2, 2021, and includes George Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations and Ricardo Graziano’s Amorosa. Digital Program 6 will be streamed from April 23 to 27, 2021, and features Balanchine’s Serenade and Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations. The new streaming performance dates for Digital Program 7 will be from May 21 to 25, 2021. This final programme will consist of Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering and Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs. For further details, go to sarasotaballet.org.

Pictured: Amy Wood and Richard House in Ricardo Graziano’s Amorosa. Photograph: Frank Atura.

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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