Spring 2017 brings a mixed program for the Huntsville Ballet Company including a guest performance of Balanchine's Stars and Stripes Pas de Deux (1958) by guest artists from Ballet Chicago, Billy the Kid (1938) by Huntsville Ballet Company, and a special presentation by the Huntsville Ballet Company of Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (1960) – choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust.
Huntsville Ballet Company is proud to announce we have received permission to perform Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux. This is a historic moment for the Huntsville Ballet Company and the region. The piece features two dancers – male and female – and is a beautiful display of technique and stamina. It is legendary in the world of ballet, and the performance of this piece is a first for the state of Alabama. On April 8-9, Principal Dancers Sarah Pautz and Jayson Pescasio will perform this piece.
Written in 1938, the ballet Billy the Kid is a biography of the famous outlaw and an homage to the American West. It features traditional folk songs and cowboy tunes as it tells the story of the renegade desperado in two scenes.
The Huntsville Ballet will also be joined by two guest artist from Ballet Chicago performing Balanchine's Stars and Stripes Pas de Deux from George Balanchine's ballet set to the music of John Philip Souza.