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Ballet Arkansas gala tonight features music, dance and honors David Knight

 

Tonight Ballet Arkansas presents Turning Pointe, a gala with ballet performances and also jazz.  

The festivities will commence at 6pm with a cocktail hour, buffet dining and shopping at the silent auction.  Tickets will be available at the door.

Attendees will then be entertained with performances by the Ballet Arkansas Youth Division and the Ballet Arkansas company members in the beautiful Albert Pike Memorial Temple Theatre.

DAVID KNIGHT is the 2015 ABOVE THE BARRE AWARD recipient. Among his many accomplishments in support of the arts, he has published a book of photographs celebrating Ballet Arkansas.

The performances will include a new piece by Brandon Ragland, company members Justin Metcalf-Burton and Amanda Sewell performing an excerpt from Giselle, and members of the Ballet Arkansas Youth Division will perform a piece choreographed by company member Deanna Karlheim

The evening will be topped off with dessert and coffee bars and dancing to the music of Dizzy 7!

Michael Bearden is the Artistic Director of Ballet Arkansas; Karen Bassett is the Executive Director.

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Author: Scott

A cultural thinker with a life long interest in the arts and humanities: theatre, music, architecture, photography, history, urban planning, etc.

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