Brandywine Ballet Company Presents Beauty & the Beast

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Brandywine Ballet, Chester County’s premiere non-profit, ballet company is proud to announce its 2014 performances of Beauty & the Beast, May 2-4, 2014. Brandywine Ballet continues its residency this season at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S. High Street, West Chester, PA. Individual tickets range $25-$40. Tickets and a complete schedule are available by telephone at (610) 696-2711 and on-line at www.brandywineballet.org.

The May 2-4 performances mark Brandywine Ballet’s second staging of Beauty & the Beast after having premiered the work in the spring of 2012.  Beauty & the Beast features original choreography by Ballet Mistress and Resident Choreographer, Nancy Page. Ms. Page has masterfully adapted the traditional fairy tale for ballet, which emphasizes the importance of looking beyond appearances and finding inner beauty. Audiences will be treated to impressive ensemble dancing, as well as romantic pas de deux between principal dancers.

Caitlin Oeste will dance the role of Belle. Ms. Oeste is a longtime member of Brandywine Ballet, and West Chester University Certificate in Dance candidate. Special guest Zachary Kapeluck of Philadelphia’s BalletX will dance the role of the Beast. Jaime Lennon, also a longtime Brandywine Ballet member, as well as BalletX, will reprise her role as the Rose. Families and the romantic at heart are sure to be won over with Beauty & the Beast’s impeccable dancing, and timeless love story.

About Brandywine Ballet: Artistic Director Donna Muzio founded the Brandywine Ballet in 1979. Company members work alongside guest professional artists and choreographers from diverse artistic backgrounds and experiences.  As a result the Brandywine Ballet has established itself as a formidable platform for dance training and performance in the Greater Philadelphia region. In recent years, the company has succeeded in expanding its repertoire, premiering exciting new works by Resident Choreographer Nancy Page, as well as guest choreographers Matthew Neenan (Ballet X), Ronen Koresh (Koresh Dance Company), Meredith Rainey (Carbon Dance Theatre), and Christopher Fleming (Ballet Fleming). By arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust, Brandywine Ballet has also performed several works in accordance with Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards. Brandywine Ballet was recognized in Dance Magazine, a national dance publication, for the company’s thought-provoking mix of classical and contemporary ballet, and was recently selected for WHYY’s Experience “video postcard” series. Brandywine Ballet is a public not-for-profit institution operating under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code and is supported by admission fees, subscription sales, and contributions.

Brandywine Ballet Company Presents Beauty & the Beast
Friday, May 2 @ 10 am
Saturday, May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 4 @ 2:00 pm
Emilie K. Apslundh Concert Hall, 700 South High Street West Chester, PA  19383
$25, $30, $40 Senior, University, Group Discounts Available
*Morning performances are $10 for student or senior groups (10 or more), and $18/adult

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