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Sarasota Ballet


Sarasota Ballet



♦ Location: Sarasota, Florida – United States

♦ Artistic Director: Iain Webb

♦ Affiliated School: Sarasota Ballet School

♦ Founded in 1987 by Jean Weidner Goldstein

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Sarasota Ballet 2024-2025 Season


Sarasota Ballet 2024-2025 Season
Sarasota Ballet 2024-2025 Season. Courtesy of Sarasota Ballet. Photo by Matthew Holler.

The Sarasota Ballet 2024-2025 Season features a line-up of works by world-renowned choreographers, three of which are new ballets, two performed by the company for the first time, and several pieces from the neo-classical and contemporary canon.

“This upcoming Season will offer the ideal blend of brilliant choreography, acclaimed artistry, and imbued emotion inherent to the art of dance. We continue to strive to bring the best of ballet to the stage for our audiences, and this Season will be no exception.”

Iain Webb, Artistic Director of Sarasota Ballet

In the opening program, “Relative Works”, Ricardo Graziano’s (Principal Dancer and Resident Choreographer of the company) romantic, neoclassical ballet Amoroso appears with Jessica Lang’s new creation and Johan Kobborg’s classical production of August Bournonville’s Napoli Act III.

“Fanciful Journey” is a triple-bill which includes the Rubies section of George Balanchine’s iconic full-length ballet Jewels, the company premiere of Edwaard Liang‘s Wunderland set to Philip Glass, and Sir David Bintley’s The Spider’s Feast.

The “Quintessential” program features Renato Paroni’s Rococo Variations, a classical ballet choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, Paul Taylor’s powerful Brandenburgs, and the world premiere of Gemma Bond’s Preludes.

Of the two full-length classical ballet scheduled, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Romeo and Juliet is another company premiere and Sir Peter Wright’s Giselle which is revered as one of the greatest and most faithful productions of this beloved story ballet, will return.

Closing the season is aptly titled “Movements of Genius”, showcasing works by Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Ashton:

  • Serenade, set to the four movements of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings
  • In the Night, a trio of pas de deux which contemplates romantic love in stages
  • A Wedding Bouquet, an avant-garde work containing fragmented narrative originally spoken by Gertrude Stein

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