Loyola Ballet Spring Concert April 27 and 28
Loyola press release - April 24, 2007
The performance features excerpts from the opera "Ruslan and Lyudmila," composed by Mikhail Glinka, original choreography by Michel Fokine and staged by Laura Zambrano and Gayle Parmelee. Rich in Eastern music and dance, the ballet features excerpts from Acts III and IV of the opera. Ruslan, a Kievan knight, is betrothed to Lyudmila, daughter of Svetosar, the Grand Prince of
The ballet also features additional performances, including Gilbert Rome’s contemporary work set to Saint Saëns' Violin Concerto #3, A Fairy Tale performed by Loyola Preparatory Ballet Program Intermediate Level Class with music by Anatol Lyadov and choreography by Cheryl O’Sullivan, as well as a selection from Ballet Minor, Nicole Sanders, set to Queen’s “I Want to Break Free.” The concert will conclude with a guest appearance by the Komenka Ethnic Dance Ensemble, recent recipients of a Big Easy Award for their performance of Bolero in the Loyola Fall Ballet Concert, performing a men’s dance known as a “verbunk” from Slovakia and a piece featuring Hungarian gypsy dance.
Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 students and Loyola community with ID. For tickets, please call (504) 865-3037 or visit http://mfa.loyno.edu/montage/