Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet to present four nights of repertory performances
Carlisle, Pa. (June 3, 2011)– Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) jumps on the big-band wagon with Alan Hineline’s Roseland Pictures, one of the more than 20 different ballets on the program during the Company’s spring repertory program.
A different program each night, June Series runs Wednesday-Saturday, June 22-25 at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, where CPYB is Resident Ballet Company. Tickets are $16 for the 7 p.m. weekday performances, $28 for the Saturday 1 & 6 p.m. performances, and can be ordered by calling 717.214.ARTS (2787) or visiting whitakercenter.org.
“June Series reflects the very best of who CPYB is as a ballet company,” said CEO Alan Hineline. “Treasures from our rich repertoire, modern-day classics and new works will fill the stage for five, exceptionally varied performances.”
Audience Appreciation Night
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22
CPYB offers a special 2-for-1 ticket price to kick off the four days of repertory program.
7 p.m. Thursday, June 23
Twenty-six dancers bathed in stunning, ice-blue tones of light come to life as George Balanchine’s Serenade returns to the CPYB repertory for the first time in five years. His first original ballet created in America, Balanchine made a dance that would come to define a new kind of dancer – the American classical dancer.
7 p.m. Friday, June 24
The Company celebrates 15 years of the works by Alan Hineline, CPYB’s internationally regarded resident choreographer. Showcasing the artistic diversity of both the Company and its individual dancers, the evening’s program includes a world premiere set to Beethoven’s “Diabelli Variations” and the CPYB debut of To the Eternity. The rousing Roseland Pictures, performed to a live, nine-piece jazz ensemble, captures the energy and verve of the Swing era. The work’s musical arrangement by six time EMMY® award winner Lanny Meyers brings big band and jazz standards to ballet with signature tunes of the legendary Duke Ellington, Billy “Sweet Pea” Strayhorn, Glenn Miller and more.
Last Dance/Last Chance
1 & 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25
CPYB brings it 2010/11 A Season of Celebration to a close with encore performances of Balanchine’s Serenade, Sean Lavery’s Twinkliana, Hazel Sabas-Gower’s Green, and Hineline’s Sans Souci and Roseland Pictures – sure to bring audiences to their feet.
CPYB is supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Cultural Enrichment Fund.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Coverage opportunities of performances are also available and must be set up through Bonnie Schulte.
About Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a nationally and internationally recognized school of classical ballet headquartered in Carlisle, Pa. CPYB’s mission is to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of the students and the region through training in and the performance of classical ballet.
About CPYB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Resident Choreographer Alan Hineline
Hineline brings a rare blend of business acumen and artistic expertise to one of the nation’s foremost schools of classical ballet. He comes directly to CPYB after serving as artistic director and chief operating officer (COO) of Ballet Philippines. A sought-after choreographer and ballet master, Hineline’s work has appeared in the repertories of many companies in North America and has been received enthusiastically in performances around the globe. In 1997 at the invitation of Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, Hineline was named resident choreographer for Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. During the last 15 years, he has created numerous ballets for this internationally acclaimed school and company. His body of work can be seen in the repertories of American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet Philippines, Atlanta Ballet, and The Juilliard Dance Ensemble, among many others. His work has been performed at the New York International Ballet Competition, the Aoyama International Ballet Festival in Tokyo, and the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the founder of CPYB’s choreographic initiative, ChoreoPlan. Among his many awards is the Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography from the Choo-San Goh and H. Robert Magee Foundation, as well as multiple National Choreography Awards from Regional Dance America.