UVU Repertory Ballet Ensemble Informal Showing
Utah Valley University Dance Department’s Repertory Ballet Ensemble will present an informal showing November 19 – 21, 2009. The performances will be held at 7:30 PM in Studio PE 152. This fall performance will feature choreography ranging from classical to contemporary ballet.
Shayla Bott, a lecturer in the Dance Department and the director of the Repertory Ballet Ensemble choreographed a classical work based on water, which features the entire company. Excerpts from Dulcinea’s Garden, from the classical ballet, Don Quixote, originally choreographed from Marius Petipa will be included the performance, as well as a comedic ballet, choreographed by Wilson Domingues, a Senior in the Ballet major, and a contemporary Pas de Deux by Associate Professor of Ballet, Mark Borchelt. Guest choreographer, Heather Gray, recent winner of the National Choreography Award through Regional Dance America, has created a new, contemporary piece for the company.
Bott stated that, “Through these performances, the students involved in Repertory Ballet Ensemble are able to progress more fully. The performances help take our ballet majors beyond simply being ballet students, into being competent artists with a fully developed sense of musicality and artistic expression. In addition, the performances expose the community at large to historically based classical works and cutting-edge contemporary ballet in one evening.”
Water Suites and the Petipa excerpts will be performed as part of Repertory Ballet Ensemble’s application to Regional Dance America. If accepted, the ensemble will travel to Richland, Washington, to attend and perform at the Regional Dance America/Pacific Region Festival in the spring.


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