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2012-2013 SEASON PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:
Sleeping Beauty - click here for more information.
The Grand Rapids Ballet and the Junior Company join forces to present one of the most celebrated ballets of all time! The music of Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Petipa produced a collaboration that marked a pinnacle of Russian ballet in the 19th century. We are thrilled to bring this epic story to our audiences in a performance perfect for all ages.
The Nutcracker - click here for more information
The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without the magical sights and sounds of this timeless classic. Share the joy as the Grand Rapids Ballet and the Grand Rapids Symphony present this holiday favorite in nine dazzling performances leading right up to the Christmas holiday. Continue your family’s tradition or start a new one!
Program 3 - click here for more information
George Balanchine’s exuberant hit to the music of Gershwin comes to the Peter Martin Wege, accompanied by the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra!
Amazed in Burning Dreams
Choreographed by Kirk Peterson with music from Philip Glass’ score for the 1985 film Mishima, this work presents mind-boggling stamina, polished choreography, and sci-fi trimmings.
The latest work by Olivier Wevers was premiered at GRB’s innovative dance series, MOVEMEDIA, to rave reviews. We just had to bring it back for an encore!
Program 4 - click here for more information
Choreographed by Gerald Arpino, co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet, Light Rain features oriental melodies, light drum beats with ritually inspired movement, and acrobatic energy that mesmerizes audiences.
Arms That Work
Andrew Bartee's recent hit in Seattle is an intriguing work that features original music by award-winning composer Barret Anspach
The Four Temperaments
George Balanchine’s neo-classical masterpiece is inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made up of four different humors that determine a person’s temperament.
Carnival of the Animals - a Junior Company Spring Break event!
Our popular Spring Break family event returns! Enjoy fun pre-show activities and a special presentation of the fun, 30-minute ballet, Carnival of the Animals. All this for just $5 per person!
MOVEMEDIA is a dance series comprised of new works merging visual elements of sets, props, costumes, and lighting with digital technology and media to enhance the body in space. This year’s series will feature the works of another exciting Artist-in-Residence, Brian Enos, winner of the Hubbard Street 2 National Choreographic Competition, along with the original works and premieres of other local prominent artists.
Peter Pan - a Junior Company production
The Junior Company season closes with an incredible new work by Attila Mosolygo. Celebrate childhood fantasy with the timeless tale of Peter Pan!
Romeo & Juliet
We close the season with the return of GRB’s most requested new work, Mario Radacovsky’s Romeo & Juliet. This stunning contemporary look at the Shakespeare classic premiered to sold out audiences in 2011. Recent regional tours and invitations to international dance festivals have inspired us to bring it back for you to enjoy.
2012-2013 SPECIAL EVENTS:
We celebrate the incredible career of Attila Mosolygo in this special event kicking off his 16th and final performing season.
Clara's Nutcracker Party
This popular family event has become the hit of the Nutcracker season. December 16th only, enjoy brunch, photos with Clara and other characters, a reading of The Nutcracker Story and more before you head to the performance. Admission includes a ticket to the 2:00 pm performance of The Nutcracker.
Spring Gala - An Evening in Verona
The Ballet's annual fundraiser returns! Enjoy an incredible evening of dinner, performance and dancing as you support Michigan's only professional ballet company.
All programs and events subject to change.