The Sarasota Ballet

  • Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
  • 11:30 PM
  • Online


The OLLI at BCC Special Events Committee presents

The Sarasota Ballet Online
George Balanchine's Donizetti Variations
Ricardo Graziano's Amorosa

Tickets include access to the performance online from February 26 through March 2nd, 2021 and an exclusive live online talkback on Wednesday, March 3rd at 3:30 pm EST

Registration for this event is now closed.  If you would like to purchase tickets, you may do so from the Sarasota Ballet's website.

The Sarasota Ballet’s expansive repertoire, coupled with the athleticism and artistry of the Company’s dancers, has brought the Company national and international acclaim. With rave reviews in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Dance Europe, Dancing Times and numerous other publications, The Sarasota Ballet has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, at City Center and the Joyce Theater in New York City, and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires, Massachusetts.

George Balanchine's Donizetti Variations

Balanchine created Donizetti Variations, named after composer Gaetano Donizetti whose music for the opera Don Sebastian is featured in the ballet, to mark the 100th anniversary of Italy's unification. New York City Ballet premiered this "cheerful and sunny work" alongside La Sonnambula and Monumentum Pro Gesualdo in November 1960 as part of "Salute to Italy," celebrating the Italian centennial event.

Ricardo Graziano's Amorosa
A January 2019 ballet by The Sarasota Ballet's Resident Choreographer Ricardo Graziano, Amorosa sets five couples clad in crimson and black to extracts from Antonio Vivaldi's Cello Concertos. This performance marks the first occasion for which Amorosa has been performed since its World Premiere.

Please note: the recording will no longer be available after 11:59 PM EST on March 2nd.

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