Ballet Arkansas has unveiled a new two-weekend educational and performance program that is launching this May.
In partnership with the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ballet Arkansas will present Live at the Plaza, a free program that will take place at Argenta Plaza across two weekends. It will occur Saturday, May 1-Sunday May 2 and on Friday, May 21-Sunday, May 23.
During this program, Ballet Arkansas will feature classical and contemporary dances, utilizing Argenta Plaza’s stage, water features and open space. In the first weekend, there will be performances of Hannah Bradshaw’s ‘Solace,’ Paul Tillman’s ‘Echo,’ and a new work from Deanna Stanon, ‘Water Work.’ During the second week, the program will feature excerpts from the ‘Raymonda’ suite, new work from Yoshito Sakuraba and Deanna Stanton’s ‘Blind Trust.’
“The arts are crucial to quality of life in North Little Rock,” North Little Rock CVB president and CEO Karen Trevino said in a statement. “We are excited to partner with Ballet Arkansas and North Little Rock government, businesses and nonprofit organizations to bring Argenta Plaza to life this year. We hope the program will bring the local community together as well as attract visitors by highlighting North Little Rock’s thriving arts and culture.”
There will also be educational classes for all ages. This includes a Rise & Shine Silver class designed to provide seniors with social interaction and light stretching and strengthening activities, as well as an Art Start program for families with children ages 4-7 that serves as an introduction to creative movement and dance fundamentals.
Ballet Arkansas also will have Jazz at the Plaza, a jazz class designed for ages nine and up, as well as Stretch and Strengthen, a cardio class for ages 10 and up. There will also be a pilates and a ballet class.
See the full schedule here.
Image courtesy of Ballet Arkansas