Summer is reaching it’s end, and the city is preparing for the cooler seasons with a slew of ballet, opera and theatrical performances. Throughout the next few months, multiple companies across the city are planning a variety of shows that will last well into the next year.
Ballet San Antonio is the city’s premier professional ballet company and the in-house company at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Dancers from all over the world make San Antonio their home to participate in performances for the community.
Despite the abrupt departures of Ballet SA’s Artistic Director Gabriel Zertuche and President and Executive Director Courtney Mauro Barker, the season will continue on as planned and the company has already begun its search for replacements.
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In addition, the organization provides an interactive arts outreach program called Learning That Moves You (LTMY) for the children of San Antonio. The program includes a free ballet training program at the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio.
Ballet San Antonio announced its 2015-2016 season of performances that will take place from October through April. All performances are at the H-E-B Performance Hall in the Tobin Center. For more information, contact the Tobin ticket center at email@example.com or call 210.223.8624. Ticket prices range from $23.20 to $134.00, unless otherwise stated. There is a 40% discount on ticket prices if purchased prior to the event. All performances began at 2 p.m. for matinée showings and 7:30 p.m. for evening showings.
Swan Lake, Oct. 9-11
The season kicks off with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s Swan Lake. Considered the most famous ballet of all time, it makes its debut in the Alamo City in October. Friday and Saturday performances kick off at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s performance begins at 2 p.m.
Tchaikovsky‘s The Nutcracker, Dec. 4-13
Accompanied by the San Antonio Symphony, this one is a delight and a must see for the holidays. There are nine chances to see this classical performance. Performances begin Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., the Saturday, Dec. 5 features two performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 6 features one matinée performance at 2 p.m. On Thursday Dec. 10, performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday Dec. 12-13, performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Peter Pan, Feb. 12-14
Imagination will take flight on this journey to Neverland. Since it’s London premiere in 1904, this classic fairytale continues to adapt to stages internationally. Peter Pan flies off Friday Feb. 12 with an evening performance, a matinée and evening performance on Saturday, and concludes with a matinée show on Sunday Feb. 14.
Ballet Alive!, April 8-10
Ballet Alive! features an eclectic selection of dance works that features renowned choreographers showing their dancing prowess. Expect to see dancing with ribbons, balancing acts and more. There are three chances to catch this show – evening shows on Friday, April 8 and Saturday April 9, and a matinée performance on Sunday April 10.
*Featured/top image: Backstage at the Majestic Theatre with Ballet San Antonio during “The Nutcracker” dress rehearsal. Photo by Page Graham.