On Sunday, July 15, dance was the featured performance for the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts and Family Series at Ives Concert Park at 7:30 p.m. Connecticut Ballet will present ‘Ballet Under the Stars’ narrated by founder Brett Raphael and include ensemble pieces, one duet, and world premieres by Raphael and choreographer Eve Chan, ballet mistress, to the voice of opera diva Cecilia Bartoli.
Audiences will be dazzled by two stunning pieces – the Raymonda Variations, a section from a famous full-length ballet by Marius Pripa, choreographer of The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker – and the contemporary ensemble work, Pulse, which Raphael commissioned from Darrell Grand Moultrie, a Julliard graduate who recently worked with Beyonce.
A FREE onstage Ballroom Class will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Ted Thomas instructing. Bring comfortable shoes or sneakers.
General Admission tickets are $10; children 12 and under are $5. Children 2 and under are free.