The AC Ballet Closes The Season with CAUGHT UP IN THE SWING and PAPA & SINATRA, 5/23-24
As the curtain falls on their 32nd Season the Atlantic City Ballet will present two timely ballets as a fitting tribute to what has been an extraordinary season. Caught Up In The Swing pays tribute to Atlantic City's "good ole days". This comedic ballet, set in the 1920's, follows the antics of guests at a seashore resort. Originally created to celebrate the ballet's 30th Anniversary, Caught Up is a combination of classical ballet, physical comedy and music of that bygone era. "I thought it was only fitting to end our first season here in the city with Caught Up." says Ms. Papa. "When we first put it on the program, we never expected the city to go through such changes, but with everything this city has gone through this year and the way it's coming back, I thought paying homage to our namesake city would be a perfect way to end our first season back home." Rounding out the evening will be Papa & Sinatra: Their Way, a tribute to Frank Sinatra and his centennial year. "Ms. Papa creates around two new ballets a year so she's always looking for new ideas." says Alexandria Pieroni, the ballet's Managing Director. "When I saw it was Frank Sinatra's centennial year I knew we had to do a ballet using his music. Ms. Papa didn't need any convincing, she already knew what songs she wanted the moment I said it." The ballet will feature Sinatra's greatest hits and combined with Ms. Papa's choreography, it will sure to be a great ending to a great season. This 32nd season marks the first full season of the ballet being in Atlantic City. They moved into their rehearsal space in Boardwalk Hall in February of 2014, struck a deal with Claridge in April and were off and running by July. They performed 9 different ballets this season and including all their community outreach and In Studio performances presented over 50 performances. For a regional company, that's almost double the amount of performances normally done. At the end of this month the company will officially announce next season's line up. Their 33rd year will see some great ballets, events and some surprises. Audiences can see the final performances of Atlantic City Ballet's 32nd season, on May 23rd and 24th at The Claridge Hotel's Celebrity Theater.
About AC Ballet
Founded in 1982, by International Ballerina, Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet is comprised of professional dancers from around the world and have earned national acclaim for their technical expertise and exuberant stage presence. Although their home base is in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Ballet has performed in theaters all along the east coast. Their repertoire of original works includes such classics as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake but, Ms. Papa is most known for her innovative works such as Dracula, Caught Up In The Swing and her full length Carmen. Since its inception, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of New Jersey and continues a tradition of dance excellence for future generations of ballet audiences.
Performances of Caught Up In The Swing and Papa & Sinatra: Their Way will take place at The Celebrity Theater in the Claridge Hotel, A.C.
Young Choreographers Series
Saturday May 23rd, 2015-7:00pm
Sunday May 24th, 2015-4:00pm
Tickets: $40 & $50-Adults $20-Children & Students 15% senior discount and group discount also available. Tickets may be purchased by going to www.acballet.org