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Houston Repertoire Ballet Presents the ClassicCinderella
Reserve Your Date to the Ball Now on April 28 &29
WHO:Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB), featuring guestartist David Armendariz as the prince, while Claire White and Amaris Sharratt will alternate the role of Cinderella.
WHAT:The pre-professional ballet company in Northwest Houston proudly presents the Tomball premiere of its new full-length production of Cinderella in three acts.Award-winning choreographer Victoria Vittum brings the classic fairy tale to life with her interpretation of this “happily ever after” ballet set to the timeless score of Sergei Prokofiev.
WHEN/WHERE:Saturday, April 28 at 4 pm
Sunday, April 29 at 2 pm
Tomball High School Auditorium
30330 Quinn Road
Tomball, Texas 77375
TICKETS:For ticket information, call 281-940-HRB1 (4721) orvisit www.hrbdance.org.
OUTREACH:The dancers of HRB perform excerpts from each production and make costumed appearances at various nursing homes, group events and at Arts & Education performances. Also, HRB will perform for the TomballISD fourth grade students, fulfilling the arts component of their curriculum. To schedule an outreach event for your organization, call 281-940-HRB1 (4721).
WHAT ELSE: The Cinderella sets were designed by Kathy and Frank Newsom, board members and volunteers, and were completely constructed by HRB volunteers. While Victoria Vittum choreographed the production, Barbara Le Gault will be doing much of the coaching and rehearsing. Cinderella costumes were designed and built by volunteers with just a few borrowed from Twin City Ballet in Monroe, LA.
ABOUT HRB: The Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), founded by Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome, both nationally acclaimed teachers and choreographers who served as its co-artistic directors.Today, Ms. Vittum oversees training and programming with an equal eye to serving the needs of the community. Although Mr. Rome is now retired, he maintains his interest and affiliation with HRB, performing as Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker and as a guest teacher.
Since 1994, HRB has contributed to the cultural fabric of Harris and Montgomery Counties by providing excellent dance training to the area’s young ballet stars and dance educators of tomorrow, while also presenting two high-quality productions annually at affordable prices. The Nutcracker and its Spring Program, this year Cinderella,introduce area children and their families to the world of classical and contemporary ballet. Today, HRB is considered to be the premiere pre-professional ballet company in the Houston region, and is recognized for sharing its gifts with the community and beyond.
The program attracts and develops some of the finest young dancers in the greater Houston area, with many of the dancers advancing to professional ballet companies throughout the country. HRB graduates can be seen with New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Atlanta Ballet,Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and other prestigious companies.HRB has three graduating seniors this year and each will continue with dance at the university level. For more information, please visit: www.hrbdance.org.
MISSION:HRB’s mission is dedicated to providing the finest classical ballet instruction, education and performance experience to local gifted students, and to preparing them for a professional career in the world of dance. HRB also is committed to serving the suburban Houston region with high-quality theatre productions that educate, engage and entertain residents of all ages and perpetuate their appreciation of dance as an art form.
Major funding for Houston Repertoire Ballet provided by Houston Endowment, Inc and ConocoPhillips. Cinderella is funded in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts through the Houston Arts Alliance.
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