HOUSTON BALLET II’S SLEEPING BEAUTY ACT III
WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017 – 8PM
WHERE: bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC’s Box Office at (201) 227-1030.
Sleeping Beauty is recognized as one of the supreme achievements of classical ballet. The ballet is based on the classic French fairy tale by Charles Perrault: a beautiful princess is cursed by an evil fairy and doomed to sleep for 100 years—only to be awakened by the kiss of the handsome prince who loves her. Act III includes many classic fairytale scenes including the famous Aurora’s Wedding pas de deux, Blue Bird, Puss-n-Boots and a pas de quatre.
Representing the second company of the acclaimed Houston Ballet, America’s fourth largest ballet company, this ensemble of exceptionally talented young dancers brings accomplished professionalism to each performance, having toured throughout Texas, nationally and abroad. Significant talent emanates from within, and many of the outstanding young “up and comers” will soon “graduate” on to prestigious international companies such as San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, as well as Houston Ballet and beyond.
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.