BWW Reviews: Ballets With A Twist Present COCKTAIL HOUR at UC PAC
Skip your evening social drinks, and see Cocktail Hour by Ballets with a Twist where you will have an opportunity to enjoy Brandy Alexander, Bloody Mary, White Russian, and Margarita among others.
We attended their performance on Friday evening, October 25th at the Hamilton Stage of Union County Performing Arts Center (UC PAC). We were treated to the show that lasted about an hour; just right to enjoy the unique variety of pieces set to vibrant music, wonderfully performed. With choreography by Marilyn Klaus, music by Stephen Gaboury, and costumes by Catherine Zehr, Cocktail Hour was pure pleasure.
Ballets with a Twist "cocktails" are well blended (excuse the pun) with classical and contemporary styles. Performers take ballet to a refreshing level, often integrating a bit of humor in their pieces. The variety of pieces was outstanding including the humorous Scotch on the Rachmaninoff, danced by Michael Dominguez and Aengus Ortiz, the hip colorful solo, Shirley Temple, danced by Kimberly Giannelli, and the full company Sci-fi Splash piece, Zombie. A simple set with video screen backdrop and lighting effects were all the dancers needed to captivate their very appreciative audience.
For more information on Ballets with a Twist, visit their web site at www.balletswithatwist.com. Union County Performing Arts Center continues their 2013-2014 season with wide variety of shows for every age and taste and more dance performances. For information and ticketing for UC PAC, visit their web site at www.ucpac.org.
Photo Credit: Nico Malvaldi