The Brandywine Ballet 2011-12 season debuts October 21-23 at the Emily K. Asplundh concert hall in West Chester, Pa., with two one-act ballets of The Phantom and Mozart’s Requiem.
Choreographer Christopher Fleming (former NYC Ballet soloist) brings to life French writer Gaston Leroux’s classic novel Phantom of the Opera in a lusciously expressed, one-act balletic interpretation, simply called The Phantom.
Nancy Page’s complete work, Mozart’s Requiem, is a one-act tour de force. Featuring the spectacular Brandywine Singers and a live orchestral ensemble performing Mozart’s beloved Requiem Mass, Mozart’s Requiem promises to reach soul-searching, ethereal heights in its depiction of loss, the grieving process, and healing.
Brandywine Ballet’s traditional presentation of The Nutcracker runs December 9-18, and is one of several arts and cultural reasons to make Chester County part of your holiday celebration. Families are invited to participate in a pre-performance Nutcracker Tea, December 10, 11 and 17.
In the spring of 2012, the company is pleased to present a premiere full-length ballet, Nancy Page’s Beauty & the Beast, April 27-29. Page has masterfully adapted the traditional fairy tale for ballet, unearthing the work’s pitch-perfect crossover elements such as whimsical romance, enchanted rings and mirrors, dazzling palaces and forests, and classic, familial dysfunction and reconciliation. Families and the romantic at heart are sure to be won over with Beauty & the Beast‘s timeless love story.
To view a calendar of events and to purchase tickets, visit www.brandywineballet.com, or call (610) 696-2711.