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Loyola Ballet Spring concert - Celebrating National Dance Week


This event will happen

  • every day between Friday, April 8, 2011 and Saturday, April 9, 2011

Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Contact: Loyola Box Office · · 504-865-2074

Location: Roussel Hall, C/M Complex

Cost: $12 General, $8 Students, seniors, children, and Loyola employees Get Tickets

The program opens with Michael Fokine's 1909 masterwork "Les Sylphides," set to music by Chopin. The first plotless ballet of the 20th century, "Les Sylphides" epitomizes the essence of ballet with purity of line, expressiveness and soft flowing movements. "Les Sylphides" was restaged for Loyola Ballet by former ballerina, Carolyn Martin Santonicola, who performed the piece with the Ballet Russes. Guest artists are Alfredo Solivan and Loyola alumna Colleen Murphy '08.

Other works include:

  • Excerpts from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake," choreographed by Marius Petipa
  • Children's work "Oschter Haws: An Easter Tale" choreographed by faculty members, Leigh Brockman and Cheryl O'Sullivan, and performed by students from Loyola's Preparatory Ballet Program
  • "Hope Springs Eternal," a senior contemporary work set to music by Zoe Keating and co-choreographed by Megan Adams, a business management senior from Germantown, Ky., and Bethany Wilde, a music industry studies senior from Tallahassee, Fla.
  • "Angst," a contemporary work choreographed by resident choreographer Gilbert Rome
  • "Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco" a contemporary work set to music from the Big Band era. "L.S./M.F.T." is the commercial slogan which introduced the popular radio show "Your Hit Parade." Guest alumni Karen Beck-Zollinger '82 and Kenneth Beck '83, J.D. '86, are featured in this work along with Solivan and Murphy. Choreography is by Gayle Parmelee, associate professor emerita and coordinator of the Loyola Preparatory Ballet Program.
  • "Mesozegi Dance Suite," a Hungarian character work performed by Komenka Ethnic Dance Ensemble


  • Montage
  • Music + Fine Arts