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Grand Rapids Ballet announces virtual show lineup for 2020-21 season

Posted at 12:08 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 12:08:11-04

The Grand Rapids Ballet, Michigan's only professional ballet company is now offering a new virtual season for 2020-21, including a reimagined version of The Nutcracker.

business as (un)usual- November 13-15

  • A world premiere by Princess Grace Award winner and Beyoncé choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie.
  • A world premiere by Artistic Director James Sofranko featuring a collaboration with violinist Gene Hahn.
  • A world premiere by Company dancer Yuka Oba-Muschiana.
  • Christopher Stowell’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream pas de deux from the postponed 2019-20 season featuring the music of Felix Mendelssohn.
  • Works by Resident Choreographer Penny Saunders and Company dancers Gretchen Steimle and Matthew Wenckowsk.

the nutcracker experience- December 18-27

The beloved holiday classic, with choreography by Val Caniparoli. Enjoy many on-stage moments, behind-the-scenes interviews and rehearsals, and more. Plus there will be a musical accompaniment from the Grand Rapids Symphony.

collective force- March 2021

The world’s most celebrated and in-demand choreographers come together to stage their ballets and create new works, contributing to a performance that will truly be an immersive Tour de Force. In addition, Artistic Director James Sofranko will present an exciting new work featuring the music of Michigan-based cellist Jordan Hamilton.

jumpstart: on film- April 2021

Choreographed by the dancers of Grand Rapids Ballet, this innovative program will also provide them the unique opportunity to explore a completely new layer of creativity and expression: film making.

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