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Grand Rapids Ballet announces virtual 2020-21 season

Posted at 4:41 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 16:41:39-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Ballet will hold a virtual 2020-21 season in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a news release said Tuesday.

The season will include a “reimagined” production of “The Nutcracker.”

“I am proud to present a season unlike any other in our 49-year history,” Artistic Director James Sofranko said. “While we will miss the exhilaration of performing in a theater for a live audience, we are excited to present our art in a new way, delivered virtually to you in the comfort of your own home. Not only will this season include four programs specifically created for the screen, but subscribers will also be given exclusive opportunities to engage with our artists and be immersed in the creative process.”

Performances this season will include:

  • Nov. 13-15: “Business as (Un)usual” - a mix of new works
  • Dec. 18-27: “The Nutcracker Experience” - including onstage moments, behind-the-scenes interviews and rehearsals
  • March 2021 (dates TBA): “Collective Force” - features some of the world’s celebrated and in-demand choreographers
  • April 2021 (dates TBA): “Jumpstart: On Film” - choreographed by dancers from the Grand Rapids Ballet

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