Magic Mystery & Intrigue
June 9, 2019
Julia Ponomareva.      Johnston Photography

Dance Alive National Ballet Presents Its 54th Season!

(Gainesville, FL:  June 9, 2019)  Dance Alive National Ballet, one of Florida's hottest ballet companies, is delighted to present its 54th season. 


WHEN:  Thursday & Friday, Oct 24/25, 7:30pm
WHERE:  Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL

Drama, intrigue, love and infidelity - this is the story of Russian beauty Anna Karenina. Based on Tolstoy's magnificent novel,  it explores a wellspring of family dynamics, social issues, and changing times. With stunning set design by Mihai Ciupe and   striking projections by Houston Wells,
Kim Tuttle's Anna Karenina is not to be missed. 

Julia Ponomareva and Alexsey Kuznetsov.        Johnston Photography.

WHEN:  Saturday, Dec 21, 2p/7pm & Sunday, Dec 22, 2pm
WHERE:   Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL
 C elebrate the Holiday Season with The Nutcracker. The all-time family favorite 
   with beautiful dancing, sets and costumes.    Sheer magic! 
And don't miss the special The Magic of Nutcracker!open rehearsal fund-raiser to lift your spirits!


Carla Amancio & Fhilipe Teixeira.     Johnston Photography



  WHEN:  Friday, Feb 14, 7:30pm 
  WHERE:  Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL

          'Happy Valentine's Day!'  
  Take a trip to Loveland! How do I love Thee, a sweet and vibrant work with choreography 
by our resident choreographer Judy Skinner and colleague Ani Collier, is inspired by the beautiful 'Sonnets from the Portuguese' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 

Moonlight Sway is a creation  by newly appointed resident choreographer Brian Carey Chung:
 "I use the two most influential pieces of music on the subject of the moon,   'Clair de Lune'  and 'Moonlight Sonata'.    It is about the pull of the moon, and therefore, a love story, in the form of a double duet."

 Our finale, Someone to Love, a new ballet by Artistic Director Kim Tuttle, says it all. Love and friendship, romance and passion - from Cinderella  to rock and roll, the Dance Alive dancers embrace the world with their gifts of expression and talent. Family friendly.

Carla Amancio & Roberto Vega.    Johnston Photography


WHEN: Thursday & Friday, April 2/3, 7:30pm     
WHERE:  university Auditorium, Gainesville, FL
"Athletes of God" is a dance celebration to music by Johannes Sebastian Bach. Choreographer Brian Carey Chung aims to capture the magnitude of the difficulties inherent in Bach's music as well as its liminal qualities, which balance its everyman listenability with its  just-out-of-reach sublime. Ballet seems the most well-equipped  for such transcriptional tasks. 

Get ready for an Olympian effort by the  dancers in this hour-long performance as they render themselves athletes of the divine. The ballet will not ask the question, who is God,  but rather, who or what is God because of us.

 The choreographer's hope is to animate the ineffable mysteries
 (matters of life, death and love) inherent in the music when a great dancer transports                                   us from the gravity of existence into awe.                                                                                                                                                                

Aaron Gomez, Jessie Dominguez & Roberto Vega                   Johnston Photography

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Andre Valladon in a section from L'Amour.  
 Photo Monica Sue Nielsen.
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