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CPYB presents No Place Like Home

Free performance celebrates the music of master composers 

Carlisle, Pa. (May 5, 2011) – Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary is pleased to present our annual No Place Like Home on Saturday, May 21, at 3 & 5 p.m. Performances are at the CPYB Warehouse Studios in Carlisle and free to the public. However, donations of $5 per person are being accepted to benefit Project S.H.A.R.E. 

No Place Like Homeis CPYB’s way of giving back to the community for 55 years of support. This year’s production includes George Balanchine’s “Raymonda Variations”—a suite of solos and ensembles that exposes both the dancers’ skill and the choreographer’s musical genius. Inspired by 19th century Russian composer Alexander Glazunov’s (1865-1936) uplifting score, Balanchine loved what he called the music’s “grand and generous manner, its joy and playfulness.”

“De l’innocence,” created by CPYB’s internationally regarded resident choreographer Alan Hineline, is a choreographic gem portraying the clear, lively stream of melody that flows through Austrian composer Franz Schubert’s (1797-1828) “16 German Dances.” The work creates a series of images through which the dancers paint pictures of the music.

Sean Lavery’s “Twinkliana” is set to the familiar work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), one of the classical era’s most prolific and influential composers. The ballet carries the audience away in a youthful portrayal of childhood innocence.

“Green” is crafted against the rhythmic workings of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach's (1685-1750) remarkable repertoire of dance-based music. An audience favorite at CPYB’s ChoreoPlan 2011, Hazel Sabas-Gower’s new work embodies the four essential elements of nature: earth, water, air and fire.

Audiences will be treated to a preview of Hineline’s newest ballet, “Diabelli Variations,” created on one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770-1827) last sonatas for piano. Called Beethoven’s “most adventurous work,” Hineline follows the composer’s gifted approach to theme and variation.

CPYB Warehouse Studios is located at 5 North Orange Street in Carlisle.

CPYB is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Cultural Enrichment Fund. 

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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. Contact Bonnie Schulte for arrangements and confirmation.

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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 our students and the region through training in and the performance of classical ballet. 

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About Project S.H.A.R.E.
Formed in January 1985, Project S.H.A.R.E. is an interfaith, non-profit cooperative effort created to provide supplementary food on a monthly basis, clothing, nutrition education and links to other community resources to empower people in need within the Great Carlisle Area.