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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Presents No Place Like Home
Performances featuring previews and encores benefit Project SHARE

Carlisle, Pa. (April 28, 2014) – Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary is pleased to present No Place Like Home on Saturday, May 17, at 3 & 5 p.m.

Performances will be held at the CPYB Warehouse Studios in Carlisle. Donations of $5/child age 12 and under or $10/adult will be accepted benefiting Project SHARE of Carlisle.

No Place Like Home is CPYB’s annual way of giving back to the community for more than a half century of support. Among the works being performed are excerpts from two upcoming world premieres: new works from accomplished choreographer Alan Hineline and rising choreographic star Kiyon Gaines.

Audiences will be treated to a preview of Hineline’s newest work, a commission that brings together CPYB and the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra in the first ever CPYB collaboration with the Youth Orchestra. For the new ballet, Hineline will use Grieg’s impeccable Holberg Suite for String Orchestra. Inhale a fresh breath of energy as the purity of Grieg’s harmonies unfolds in the vitality of the refined CPYB dancers and the talented musicians of the HSYO.

A second preview will be from Kiyon Gaines. Critics use words like “electric,” “dynamic,” “explosive” and “charged” to describe this outstanding Pacific Northwest Ballet performer’s dancing. “Compositionally gifted,” Gaines reflects this same vibrant personality in his choreography. With music from the freshly elaborate pieces of new-music maestro Max Richter’s Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Gaines will take audiences on an enthralling frenetic ride.

Both the New Hineline and the New Gaines works will make their world premiere as part of CPYB’s June Series repertory evening on Friday, June 20, at Whitaker Center in Harrisburg.

Also included in the No Place Like Home program will be excerpts from George Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations. Choreographed to pieces from Alexander Glazounov’s uplifting music, Raymonda Variations is a flurry of ballet technique that features a series of impressive solos at its center and an infectious, triumphant finale.

CPYB Warehouse Studios is located at 5 North Orange Street in Carlisle. Seating is limited. Guests are encouraged to RSVP by going online at: CPYB.org/NPLH or calling 717.245.1190.

CPYB is supported, in part, by the Cultural Enrichment Fund and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Ticket Information:

No Place Like Home
CPYB Warehouse Studios
3 and 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17
Donations accepted benefitting Project SHARE
$5/child (age12 and under) or $10/adult
Call 717.245.1190 or CPYB.org/NPLH

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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: We invite the media to attend upcoming rehearsals and speak with the performers and staff about the performance. For more information, please contact Bonnie Schulte at 717.245.1191 or schulte@cpyb.org. Coverage opportunities of performances are also available and must be set up through Bonnie Schulte.

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About Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a celebrated leader in the world of classical ballet. Embracing an attitude of lifelong learning more than 59 years ago, Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary envisioned a school where children would have the opportunity to receive exceptional ballet training. Today CPYB is the nation’s preeminent school of classical ballet with an international reputation for training young men and women. The school’s renowned teaching methodology couples performance opportunities with innovative educational initiatives, an esteemed faculty, and a proven syllabus – all in an environment that promotes the acquisition of the life skills crucial to a child’s development.

Thousands of young people have passed through Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s esteemed studios. CPYB alumni continually occupy top positions in the leading ballet companies from San Francisco and Miami to New York, London and beyond. Through the organization’s threefold mission – to inspire, educate and enrich – the legacy of Marcia Dale Weary and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet redefines the art form, preserves its history and shapes its future.

About Project SHARE
In response to God's call to love one another, Project SHARE provides food, clothing, nutritional education and other links to programs to empower people in need within the greater Carlisle area.