BDC’s 37th Annual Student Performance is June 28 - 30 at BPA

Bainbridge Dance Center’s 37th Annual Student Performance
June 28 – 30: Thursday & Friday @ 7:00 p.m. + Saturday @ 2:00 & 7:00 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)
Tickets go on sale May 16

Bainbridge Performing Arts is delighted to host Bainbridge Dance Center’s 37th Annual Student Performance showcase on June 28 – 30. Featured in four performances, dancers age four to eighteen will perform short works choreographed by the BDC faculty that demonstrate student artistry and technical skill in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap techniques. A celebrated island tradition since 1981, BDC’s annual performances showcase how young dancers develop over the course of their training. BDC invites the community to join them for this celebration of the craft and artistry of dance.

Each performance will feature a new ballet commissioned by NYC based choreographer Christopher Williams for the BDC Advanced Repertory Ballet Program: an original production of Les Sylphides. First choreographed in 1909 by Michel Fokine for the Ballet Russes with music by Frederic Chopin, Les Sylphides is a romantic reverie of sylphs dancing in the moonlight with a young poet. This ballet is in the repertory of nearly every ballet company in the world. BDC is honored to present Christopher’s unique and magical reimagining of this seminal work.

Christopher Williams, dubbed “one of the most exciting choreographic voices out there” (NY Times) and “the downtown prodigy” (The New Yorker), is a choreographer, dancer, and puppeteer who has made over thirty original and collaborative movement-based works since 1999. His work has been presented in the US, France, England, Italy, Spain, Holland, Colombia, and Russia. Visit him online at www.christopherwilliamsdance.org.

Founded in 1981, Bainbridge Dance Center is dedicated to providing high-quality dance education focused on cultivating curiosity, generosity, and professionalism. BDC offers classes in creative movement, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, pilates, and dance composition for children and adults. Visit online at www.bainbridgedancecenter.com.

Bainbridge Dance Center’s 37th Annual Student Performance is June 28 – 30, with shows Thursday and Friday at 7:00 p.m. plus Saturday at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Beginning May 16, tickets, $20 for adults and $16 for students, seniors, and military, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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