Nevada Ballet Theatre 40th Anniversary gala and debut performance at
The Smith Center for The Performing Arts
Saturday, May 5, 2012
This one-night-only spectacular of Dance, Music, Style and Class will span the classical to the contemporary as NBT celebrates its 40th anniversary and debut performance as Resident Company of The Smith Center. This dynamic program will include George Balanchine's classic Serenade, performed by the dancers of NBT and accompanied by live music. American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo - described as "the most technically accomplished male ballet dancer in the United States " - will perform a solo and a pas de deux. Carla Körbes, Principal Dancer of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) - named one of "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine - will take the stage with fellow PNB Principal Dancer Seth Orza to perform White Swan Pas de deux from the quintessential classic, Swan Lake.
In addition, PNB Principal Dancer Lucien Postlewaite and Soloist Sarah Ricard Orza will join Körbes and Orza to perform Red Angels, choreographed by lauded contemporary choreographer Ulysses Dove. Created for New York City Ballet, it premiered in 1994 and is set to a riveting score for electric violin (Richard Einhorn's "Maxwell's Demon) performed live by celebrated violinist, Mary Rowell.
The evening culminates with a collaboration between NBT and Caesars Palace headliner, Matt Goss. Goss and his band will perform live on stage while NBT executes original choreography by Artistic Director James Canfield -- set to the music of Goss. With a sold-out show every weekend for the past two years in The Gossy Room at Caesars Palace , Goss has been proclaimed "The Best New Act in Vegas" by the LA Times and has sold more than 17 million records. He has sold out shows from Wembley Stadium to the Royal Albert Hall.
Join us in celebrating the past, present and future of NBT and share in this monumental occasion as the company takes center stage in its new performance home.
40th Anniversary Gala evening sponsors include Madeleine and Don Andress, Denise and Tim Cashman and Wendy and Richard Plaster; live music sponsored by Doris and Theodore Lee.