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July 1, 2015         

WELCOME TO DANCE ALIVE NATIONAL BALLET'S  50TH GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY SEASON! 

 

From dancing on a basketball court where lights were hung on hoops to being sponsored in state of the art theatres to performing by invitation for HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco,  DANB has been on a mission to bring dance to the people.  

 

 

We do it all. And we do it with the help of a supportive community, and a wealth of extraordinary artists of all genres who contribute their enormous talents in exciting and innovative collaborations.

50 years of Nutcrackers - 50 years of artistic creations - 50 years of children learning to appreciate dance - 50 years of enriching the community -  50 years of blood, sweat and tears.

Here's to 50 more!

 

It has been an indescribable journey. 

We hope that you can join us in celebrating this eventful season. 

 

ANNOUNCING OUR 2015-2016 SEASON

MAINSTAGE

  Julia Ponomareva and Alexsey Kuznetsov   Photo: Johnston Photography

 

                                          

WHAT: A HAUNTED SWAN LAKE

WHEN:Friday, October 30, 2015

WHERE: Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts,  Gainesville, FL 

TICKETS: 352-392-2787; Phillips Box Office

 

 

Imagine a costume party at the royal castle.  The Queen in an Egyptian costume, the Jester in Star Wars costume and the evil Rothbart flying in to take off with the Swan Queen.  Artistic Director Kim Tuttle has combined the mystery of Halloween with the magic of Swan Lake! Perfect for people who love Halloween and love Swan Lake, this production combines a festive modern day Halloween party in the royal castle with the classic beauty of the traditional Swan Lake. Complete with an evil magician that flies, all ages will love it. 

 

Carla Amancio and Fhilipe Teixeira.    Photo:  Monica Nielsen

 

WHATNUTCRACKER

WHEN:Friday, December 18 @ 7:30 PM, Saturday, December 19 @ 2 & 7:30 PM, Sunday, December 20 @ 2:00 PM

WHERE: Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts,  Gainesville, FL 

TICKETS: 352-392-2787; Phillips Box Office

 

 

Dance Alive National Ballet presents its 50 year of Nutcracker.  It's just not the Holidays without the Nutcracker. The all-time family favorite. Our beautiful heroine saves her handsome Nutcracker Prince from a Wicked Mouse King and then journey together to the Kingdom of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. A delightful experience for all ages. 

 

 

Andre Valladon as Bottom and Julia Ponomareva as Titania.
 

 

 

WHAT: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

WHEN: Saturday, February 6 @ 2 & 7:30 PM

WHERE: Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts,  Gainesville, FL 

TICKETS: 352-392-2787; Phillips Box Office

 

"Zing went the string!" On a dreamy midsummer night's eve, the worlds of fairies, humans, dukes and donkeys all collide under the magic spell of cupid's arrow. We see how true love never runs smooth, as the mischievous Puck proclaims, "Lord, what fools these mortals be!" 
 


 

Fhilipe Teixeira    Photo:  Colleen Rand

WHAT: CARMINA BURANA

WHEN: Friday, March 18 @ 7:30 PM,  Saturday, March 19 @ 2  PM

WHERE: Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts,  Gainesville, FL 

TICKETS: 352-392-2787; Phillips Box Office

 

'O Fortuna'. Oh fate!  With a rousing clash of cymbals, the ballet begins an odyssey from Adam and Eve to Armageddon through the story of de-frocked monks.  The University of Florida Symphony Orchestra, UF Concert Choir and Gainesville Master Chorale with guest vocalists bring this magnificent production to a fever pitch, and end the 50th Anniversary Season with a bang 

 

 


Dance Alive National Ballet is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency,the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Dance Alive National Ballet is also sponsored in part by the City of Gainesville, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council.    The above logos represent just a few of our granting or sponsor agencies.   More to follow! 

 


  

l'Amour
   
       

2015-2016  SPECIAL EVENTS 

 

Buse Babadag ,one of 4 new dancers to joins DANB

 

WHAT: MEET THE DANCERS 

WHEN: September 19, 2015  @ 2:00 PM

WHERE:  Pofahl Studios

TICKETS: 352-371-2986  $35           

 

An up close and personal performance in a studio setting.  This is your opportunity to see the artistry and athleticism of the DANB dancers so close you could reach out and touch them! An hour special performance will provide a peek into the upcoming season.  This performance is for those who want to see beauty, grace and expression right in front of their eyes.  

  

WHAT: BLACK SWAN CAFE 

WHEN: October 30, 2015  @ 6:00 PM

WHERE:  Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts/ Flacker Foyer

TICKETS: 352-392-2787     $50          


 

Welcome to the Black Swan Café' where your elegant dinner is served up with a little bit of sinister! Sweetwater Branch Inn will be providing an extraordinary dinner amidst the black and white décor in anticipation of the performance to follow of Haunted Swan Lake.  Enjoy your dinner, wine and dessert while listening to the beautiful music provided by Strings for Things.

A VERY special thank you to our friends at Sweetwater Branch Inn!


Theresa Hanson and Douglas de Oliveira  in Eternal Light.   Photo Ani Collier.


 

WHAT: REQUIEM: A PERFORMANCE OF MUSIC AND DANCE 

WHEN: November 1, 2015 @ 4 PM

WHERE:  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

TICKETS: 352-392-2787     No charge. 

  

 

In its third year, The Holy Trinity Choir, Chamber Orchestra and soloists under the direction of John T. Lowe, Jr. join with Dance Alive National Ballet in presenting John Rutter's REQUIEM for the first time in Gainesville with music and dance.  Walter Angelini and Judy Skinner are choreographers for this performance.  A reception follows with donations accepted to benefit The Holy Trinity Music Fund.  A beautifully moving event.

 

 

 

Mommy & Me
Tiny friends at Mommy & Me.   Photo Colleen Rand.


 

WHAT: Mommy & ME

WHEN: December 16, 2015  @ 5:00 PM

WHERE:  Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts/ On stage

TICKETS: 352-392-2787     $50 

   

 A perfect opportunity to treat one of your favorite young friends to one of the most special experiences a child can have - right onstage with the dancers in the middle of a Nutcracker rehearsal.  Feel the rush of emotions - the excitement, the joy and happiness of this very unique moment!  Great for children with special needs.

 

 

50 years of marching soldiers!   Photo by Ani Collier.
  
WHAT NUTCRACKER ALUMNI REUNION

WHEN:  December 18 & 19, 2015  @ 7:00 PM

WHERE:  Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

TICKETS:   No charge!   Contact 352-371-2986 to make reservations and arrange for block or discounted seating. 


A champagne toast and chocolate covered strawberries on the mezzanine for Nutcracker Alumni prior to each of the performances. Our gift to you.  WELCOME HOME!

 

 

Douglas de Oliveira as Puck   Photo : Suzanna Mars

WHATPUCK'S PLACE

WHEN: February 6, 2016  @ 9:30 PM

WHERE:   Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts/ Fackler Foyer

TICKETS:  352-371-2986   $35

 

Lord, what fools these mortals be! The foolery begins following the evening performance of Midsummer Night's Dream Champagne, Fondue, and Dancing!!  An array of tasty delights to dip into the chocolate fountain with a D.J. to get you up on your feet and onto the dance floor.  A cash bar, and tons of fun.

 

GOLDEN GALA 

AT THE SKYBOX! 

 

 Join us in celebrating a spectacular 50 years!   1966-2016

WHAT: GOLDEN GALA & DANCING WITH THE STARS
WHEN: March 19, 2016   7:30 PM
WHERE:  Champion's Club in the Sky Box of the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
TICKETS: 352-371-2986  $125 or table of 10 for $1,000

WELCOME BACK EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE COMPANY THROUGH THESE 50 YEARS.


 

 IT IS GOING TO BE 

A GREAT PARTY!  


 

Honorary chairpersons and community leaders Barbara and Phil Emmer host DANB's gala 50th anniversary celebration.  With spectacular views overlooking the Florida field and the Gainesville skyline, the evening will include Master of Ceremony TV 20's Dave Snyder, fine dining by Blue Water Bay, dancing to the sounds of Gosia and Ali, live auction by well-known auctioneer Ben Campen, fun gaming tables, and the fabulous Dancing with the Stars, featuring your favorite local celebrities.  This will be the largest celebration in the history of DANB and we know you will want to be part of it. 




2015-2016 BOARD OF TRUSTEES  
 
President              Gary Ascani   
Vice President      James Roberts
Treasurer             Weaver Gaines
Secretary              Howard Noble, Jr.
Past President       Bryan da Frota
Historian                Colleen Rand
 
Trustees
Patti Breedlove
Susan Davenport
Jennifer Greer
Mary Kelly
Lucinda Lavelli
Derek Lyons
Kevin Monroe
Ward Scott
Justine Vaughen
Artistic/Executive Director    Kim Tuttle

Artistic Staff
Artistic Director                      Kim Tuttle
Assistant Artistic Director       Andre Valladon
Resident Choreographer          Judy Skinner
Resident Composer                Stella Sung
Resident Conductor                Raymond Chobaz
Ballet Master                          Julia Ponomareva
                                         & Andre Valladon
Dancers: Ines Albertini,  Carla Amancio, Walter Angelini, Buse Babadag,  Tak Kwan  Chu,    Fhilipe Teixeira,  A lexsey Kunetsov, Yulia Pi votskaya,  Julia Ponomareva,  Rachel Ridley, Yaima Rivero, A ndre Valladon,Roberto Vega.

Administrative Staff
Executive Director                   Kim Tuttle
Development Director              Linda Rocha
Director Grants                       Judy Skinner
Office Manager                       LaTrinda Perry
Bookkeeper                            Jennie Whitson

Production Staff
Technical Director           Gerard Hale
Technical Consultant       Todd Bedell
Lighting Design               Gerard Hale, Bob Robbins
Video Studios                 Total Video &  Digital Lighthouse
Sound Studio                  Skylabs
Graphic Design               Kelly McAdams, Maria Juan
Studio Photos                 Johnston   Photography
Production Photos           Ani Collier,Colleen  Rand, Suzanna                                            Mars
Physicians                      Dr. Joan Bales, Dr. Anthony Mancuso
Physical Therapist           Claudia Senesac
Web Master                    Monica Nielsen
Social Media                   Nadine Saladino
Videographers                 Norman Kurtz &  Lee  Neil
Education                       Judy Skinner,  Jean Reid,                                                        Kimmy Keck            
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