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`Ballet at the BCT? to present new choreography from IU Ballet Department

WHAT: “Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. April 22-23
WHERE: Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
TICKETS: Free—no tickets required.

Ballet at the BCT

Ballet at the BCT

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April 20, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Just weeks after the successful presentation of its spring ballet, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department presents its annual “Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project” at 7:30 p.m. on April 22-23 in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. The performances are free and open to the public.

“Ballet at the BCT” is a presentation of original works choreographed by dancers of the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department for their fellow dancers. Twenty-seven diverse new creations will be performed this year, each with its own style and theme. Music for the production is equally varied, sampling many styles from classical to contemporary. The same family-friendly program will be presented each night, lasting approximately two hours.

Directed by Ballet Department Chair Michael Vernon, the project is a chance to see high-quality contemporary ballet in the intimate setting of the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater. As with major dance companies around the world, IU Ballet Theater uses a smaller venue for works that are more experimental and contemporary in nature, fostering a more personal and intimate experience.

“As the Ballet Department develops its strength and general repertoire, so does the choreography that these exceptional dancers create,” said Vernon. “It is thrilling to see so much new choreography from such talented ballet dancers. The level of creativity is extraordinary.”

The IU Ballet Department provides the highest level of professional ballet training within an academic, intellectual and artistic university environment. The curriculum is designed to educate and expose dancers to the very best in traditional and contemporary international ballet styles. The department trains dancers of a technical and artistic level who succeed as performers, choreographers, teachers and administrators.