Spring Ballet – “L’amour et la mort”
- 3/24/2017, 3/25/2017
- IU Jacobs School of Music
- Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405
- Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2pm & 7:30pm
- Reserved Seating: $15-28 Adults, $10-22 Students. See music.indiana.edu/operaballet
This jubilant ballet was created by Jerome Robbins to celebrate the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Set to Benjamin Britten’s famous The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, the large ensemble of dancers uses movement to personify the instruments—from the harp to the tuba!
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
In Hans Christian Andersen’s wistful fairytale, a tin soldier and a paper-doll ballerina fall hopelessly in love. The story springs to life in a lighthearted ballet by George Balanchine with music by Georges Bizet. Utterly charming and amusing, it was created for Patricia McBride and Peter Schaufuss.
Giselle (Act II)
Enter the haunted forest, where supernatural spirits summon Giselle back from the grave, calling her to join their vengeful sisterhood as they dance her unfaithful lover to death. Mesmerizing and ethereal, Giselle is one of the most beautiful of all the iconic romantic ballets. Choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot to music by Adolphe Adam.
Pre-Show Talk on the 2017 Fall Ballet, hosted by Michael Vernon at 6:30 PM in the MAC Mezzanine