A small seed of an idea was planted when someone suggested to the orchestra that it do a concert featuring live dancers. The idea was quickly set into motion and it was decided that "TrÈs Brillant: An Evening of Ballet and Chamber Music" would be the perfect way to end the orchestra's 2013-14 season.
The show, which features about 25 youth dancers from the
"The idea came up back in the fall and it started as just a tiny seed of an idea," said
The concert will feature music arranged by the orchestra's conductor
The orchestra sent a CD of all of the music to the dance instructors and from there the instructors choreographed ballet pieces for the youth dancers -- all of the dancers are between 6 and 17.
"We were given a list of songs to create dances to and, because we just started rehearsing earlier this month, we had a quick turnaround," said
The collaborative event will begin at
But, in the end, the venue isn't what guests will remember. According to Hart, "TrÈs Brillant" is one of the first original ballets to be performed in
"This was a really great idea," Cianciolo said. "This is an opportunity for multiple area groups to get together and work together on something. It's great for the chamber orchestra and it's a great experience for the dancers to perform with people they might not have otherwise. I think we're all nervous to perform live together, but I think at the same time everyone is really excited."
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