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with George Balanchine’s Western Symphony

Photo By: Keith Sutter.

Community Center Theater • March 21-24, 2013 A Midsummer Night's Dream sponsored by: Western Symphony sponsored by: Radiological Associates of Sacramento


St. Francis High School Performing Arts Center May 16 - 19, 2013 Sponsored by: Mark Otero with additional sponsorship for individual choreography from: James Hargrove & Wendy Stevens Steven & Niko Mayer Gary & Abby Pruitt

At Mo nd av i

Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Jazzin’, Photo By: Keith Sutter

The Best and Brightest Rising Stars This year’s Modern Masters harvests the fruits of a quarter century of Ron & Carinne’s commitment to developing and nurturing the next generation of their choreographers. Welcome the return of protégés Amy Seiwert, Jared Nelson, and Ilana Goldman as they create bold new works of uncommon creativity and astonishing invention.

Tickets for Modern Masters sold through the Sacramento Ballet Box Office Only. Call: 916-552-5800 x2 or online: www.sacballet.org (tickets)

Sacramento Ballet performs "Solos, Duets & Trios" at the Mondavi Center - Vanderhoef Studio Theatre May 2- 4, 2013 The Sacramento Ballet is thrilled to be featured in the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts’ inaugural Studio Dance Series. In an exhilarating program of solos, duets, and trios, highlights include excerpts from Edwaad Liang’s Wunderland, Darrell Grand Moultrie's Jazzin’, Trey McIntyre’s Wild Sweet Love, and duets from the inimitable George Balanchine. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a wealth of brilliant repertory all in a single evening in the intimate atmosphere of the Mondavi Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. The Studio Dance Series tickets on sale through the Mondavi Center Box Office ONLY. Tickets available now: www.mondaviarts.org


The Company Artistic Directors Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda Artists Lauren Breen Ava Chatterson Alexandra Cunningham Kaori Higashiyama Isha Lloyd Katie Miller Amanda Peet Evelyn Turner Lauryn Winterhalder Oliver-Paul Adams Alexander Biber Stefan Calka Christopher Nachtrab Richard Porter Richard Smith Mate Szentes Rex Wheeler Apprentices Julia Feldman Karina Hagemeyer Sarah Hicks Jackson Jirard Mila Louise Lavoie Jarrett Reimers Maggie Rupp Alex Stewart Trainees Christine Nankervis Additional Dancers Dylan Keane Jessica Lawrence Seth Parker Ballet Mistress Lynlee Towne Founder Barbara Crockett

Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda, Artistic Directors

Message from the Artistic Directors Dear Friends, What an incredible season this has been! Carinne and I want to thank you for the spontaneous standing ovations you gave to last month’s The Great Gatsby and Who Cares? The celebration of my 25th anniversary season continues with tonight’s performance of Western Symphony, George Balanchine’s tongue-in-cheek salute to the American West, and the hilarious mismatched lovers, ardent donkeys, and mischievous sprites in my version of William Shakespeare’s delightful A Midsummer Night’s Dream. These are among my favorite ballets and our dancers are primed and ready to deliver the outstanding artistry you have come to expect from the Sacramento Ballet. Parallel to the demanding rehearsals leading up to this weekend of performances, our artists have also been busy serving the community by visiting children’s hospitals, elementary schools, presenting educational and entertaining Inside the Directors’ Studio programs and more. For the balance of the season, we turn our attention to Modern Masters/Protégés, Beer & Ballet, our Solos, Duets, and Trios program at the Mondavi Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, and our wonderful children’s program of Discover Dance at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. Please visit our website at www.sacballet.org to learn more about these diverse and entertaining programs. Speaking of websites, Carinne and I are working on our vision for the 2013-2014 season. In the coming months we will announce the season along with launching our brand new state-of-the-art website. With the bells and whistles of our new website, you will want to visit often to learn more about the company, buy tickets, be entertained, and be inspired. As always, thank you for your wonderful support.

Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda Artistic Directors


performances at

April 6, 2013 • 1pm at Three Stages Tickets: $25/$15

Discover Dance: A family’s perfect introduction to dance! Accompany us on a journey of pure imagination into a fantasy world where any and all things can happen. What do Swan Queens, Cheshire Cats, and Fairy Tale Characters have in common? Tune in and discover a whole new world of fun and adventure. This hour long performance is appropriate for audience members 4 years and older.

! He's BACK t One Nigh ONLY Tickets for either show available through Three Stages Box Office only:

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April 3, 2013 • 7:30pm at Three Stages Tickets: $35/$30/$25


George Balanchine's

Western Symphony Sponsored by: Radiological Associates of Sacramento Music by Hershy Kay Choreography by George Balanchine© The George Balanchine Trust Staged by John Clifford Scenery by John Boyt Costumes after Karinska Lighting by Steve Odehnal World Premiere: September 7, 1954, New York City Ballet Sacramento Ballet Premiere: October 26, 2000

Allegro Amanda Peet and Oliver-Paul Adams (March 21, 23, 24) Amanda Peet and Richard Porter (March 22)

Lauren Breen Jackson Jirard Julia Feldman

Karina Hagemeyer Dylan Keane Mila Lavoie

Sarah Hicks Alex Stewart Jessica Lawrence

Lauryn Winterhalder Rex Wheeler Katie Miller

Adagio Alexandra Cunningham and Stefan Calka

Alyssia Chang

Kaori Higashiyama

Maggie Rupp

Evelyn Turner

Rondo and Finale Ava Chatterson and Christopher Nachtrab

Alexandra Cunningham Oliver-Paul Adams

Amanda Peet Stefan Calka

Lauryn Winterhalder Richard Porter

Lauren Breen

Alyssia Chang

Sarah Hicks

Kaori Higashiyama

Maddy Kilby

Mila Lavoie

Jessica Lawrence

Katie Miller

Christine Nankervis

Maggie Rupp

Julia Feldman

Karina Hagemeyer

Ana Schloemann

Emily Tan

Solana Tanabe

Evelyn Turner

Alexander Biber

Jackson Jirard

Dylan Keane

Seth Parker

Jarrett Reimers

Alex Stewart

Mate Szentes

Rex Wheeler

Scenery and Costumes Courtesy of Ballet West, Adam Sklute, Artistic Director

The performance of Western Symphony, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust© and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust. The George Balanchine© ballet presented in this program is protected by copyright. Any unauthorized recording is prohibited without the express written consent of The George Balanchine Trust© and The Sacramento Ballet. George Balanchine: Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1904, Balanchine was a product of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the founder of the New York City Ballet. His early ballets presaged a revolution in choreography and he went on to become the last brilliant choreographer of the legendary Ballet Russes. Widely considered the greatest choreographer of the 20th Century, his genius and influence is often compared to that of Picasso and Stravinsky. He changed forever how we look at dance and created a prolific pantheon of masterpieces that defined the “American Style.” His Serenade, created to the music of Tchaikovsky in 1934, was the first dance masterpiece created on American soil and continues to hold a place of honor in repertories of companies all over the world. Mr. Balanchine passed away on April 30, 1983 leaving a legacy of over 400 ballets created during his life-time.

Intermission


Ron Cunningham's

By William Shakespeare The Story The story begins in a forest on the day before the wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. As night falls, the King and Queen of Fairies, Oberon and Titania, quarrel over a "Changeling" child. Titania departs indignantly, taking the child as part of her entourage. Oberon plots revenge and orders the sprite Puck to seach for a magic flower which causes one to fall in love with the first person they see. On the same night, mortals also roam the forest. Helena has followed Demetrius, whom she adores and beseeches to return her love. Spying Demetrius scorn Helena, Oberon instructs Puck to use the enchantment of the magic flower on Demetrius. Nearby, Helena's friend Hermia, strolls with her lover, Lysander; soon in the darkening woods they sleep, waiting for morning. Puck spots the sleeping Lysander and, mistaking him for Demetrius, anoints him with the magic flower. In pursuit of Demetrius, Helena stumbles upon Lysander and wakes him. Under the spell, Lysander immediately falls in love with Helena. Puck realizes his mistake and uses the magic flower on Demetrius. To Helena's surprise, both men are now in love with her. In another part of the forest, a group of amateur actors are rehearsing a performance in honor of the Duke's wedding. The mischievous Puck lures a weaver named Bottom from the group and transforms his head into that of an ass. Oberon orders Puck to place Bottom near the sleeping Titania and anoint her with the flower. Titania awakens and is overcome with love for Bottom. She and her retinue of fairies adorn the ungainly lover with wreaths, and soon Titania and Bottom retire to her fairy bower. His revenge exacted, Oberon frees Titania from the enchantment and orders Puck to aid the unlucky mortals. Puck removes the spell from Lysander and causes the young lovers, now correctly paired, to fall asleep. The Duke and his betrothed discover the couples in repose; upon learning of the joyful outcome they announce a triple wedding. Puck proclaims a merry ending to the magic and mischief of the midsummer night.

A Midsummer Night's Dream Sponsored by: Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda, Artistic Directors


Ron Cunningham's

Sponsored by: Music by Felix Mendelssohn Choreography by Ron Cunningham Costumes & Scenery by Christina Giannini Additional Costumes by Theresa Kimbrough Children's Costumes & Masks by Karinska Lighting by Steve Odehnal World Premiere, Sacramento Ballet, March 20, 1997

Scene 1 • A forest near Athens, on Midsummer Eve Titania, Queen of the Fairies Oberon, King of the Fairies Puck, a mischievous Sprite Hermia, in love with Lysander Helena, in love with Demetrius Lysander, beloved of Hermia Demetrius, suitor of Hermia Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons Theseus, Duke of Athens Bottom, a bewitched weaver Titania's Attendant Changeling Oberon's Fairies Bottom's Companions Titania's Fairies Hippolyta's Hounds Fireflies

Kaori Higashiyama Oliver-Paul Adams Jackson Jirard Amanda Peet Alexandra Cunningham Stefan Calka Christopher Nachtrab Ava Chatterson Richard Porter Alexander Biber Mate Szentes Dylan Margolis Lauryn Winterhalder with Karina Hagemeyer, Sarah Hicks Maggie Rupp,Evelyn Turner Dylan Keane or Seth Parker, Jarrett Reimers, Alex Stewart, Rex Wheeler Lauren Breen, Alyssia Chang, Ava Chatterson Julia Feldman, Mila Lavoie, Jessica Lawrence Katie Miller, Christine Nankervis Dylan Keane, Jarrett Reimers, Alex Stewart, Rex Wheeler Olivia Fu, Abigail Goehring or Danielle Hoffman, Madeline Josa, Clara McNatt, Serrah-Gayle Neal, Sydney Reese Kristina Baca, Ashlyn Bell, Ali Cordano, Alexis Downing, Nikole Farina, Taylor Friesen or Grace Salado, Mariah Hill, Eleanor Love, Lilu Montoya, Isabella Runyan, Syndney Scott, Vivian Zerkle

Scene 2 • The Wedding Hippolyta & Theseus, Hermia & Lysander, Helena & Demetrius with Lauren Breen, Julia Feldman, Karina Hagemeyer, Sarah Hicks Mila Lavoie, Katie Miller, Maggie Rupp, Evelyn Turner Dylan Keane, Jarrett Reimers, Mate Szentes, Rex Wheeler

Scene 3 • A forest near Athens, on Midsummer Eve Titania, Oberon, Puck, Oberon's Fairies, Titania's Fairies, Fireflies Scenery and costumes courtesy of The Nevada Ballet Theatre, James Canfield, Artistic Director • Children's costumes and masks courtesy of Ballet West


Artistic Directors Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda Under the artistic vision and creative leadership of husband and wife team, Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda, the Sacramento Ballet has risen to national prominence for its artistic excellence and outstanding work in the community. Serving with distinction for 25 years, they have transitioned the company from a small regional ballet to an integral centerpiece in the rich cultural tapestry of Northern California.

Photos by Keith Sutter

Having enjoyed extensive international careers as performing artists, Ron and Carinne have brought a wealth of experience, knowledge, and creativity to the Sacramento Ballet. They have added over 50 world premieres and 50 Sacramento premieres to the repertory, including 18 masterpieces by the great George Balanchine. Ron Cunningham has created or staged over 75 of his original ballets to define the company’s aesthetic with signature works such as: Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice in Wonderland, Hamlet, Carmina Burana, Dracula, A Streetcar Named Desire, Etosha, and many others. Ron Cunningham’s The Nutcracker incorporates almost 500 children each year, making it the largest cast of children in a professional production anywhere in the world. Together, they have invented dozens of initiatives designed to deepen, broaden, and diversify audiences with innovative programs such as Modern Masters, Beer & Ballet, Inside The Director’s Studio, Living Sculptures, Red Hot Valentine Nights, and the Capital Choreography Competition. In 2007, the company made its first international tour to the People’s Republic of China receiving accolades and praise in both Shanghai and Beijing. Ron and Carinne have been in the vanguard of forging creative partnerships with their fellow arts organizations for many years. They have fostered outreach programs to over 40 different social service agencies, and full immersion education programs for children at risk in elementary, middle, and high schools. Together as a team, Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda embody the Sacramento Ballet’s mission statement to engage, inspire, and educate through the powerful vehicle of dance. In recognition of their 25 years of service to the community, Ron & Carinne are the recipients of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sacramento Arts & Business Council. They are the first Artists to be recognized in this category.

Barbara Jackson •Artistic Directors’ Underwriter Barbara first became involved with The Sacramento Ballet as an audience member over 17 years ago, attending not only performances at The Community Center Theater, but also regularly attending in-studio previews, brown bag lunches and Beer & Ballet performances at the Ballet’s Studio location. We thank her for her patronage and ongoing support.


Artists

Lauren Breen

Stefan Calka

Ava Chatterson

Alexandra Cunningham Kaori Higashiyama

Isha Lloyd

Katie Miller

Christopher Nachtrab

Amanda Peet

Richard Smith

Mate Szentes

Evelyn Turner

Thank you, Keith Sutter, for all your great photography!

Oliver-Paul Adams

Alexander Biber

Richard Porter

Apprentices Apprentices and Trainees Underwritten By

Mr. Thomas McCauley Rex Wheeler

Lauryn Winterhalder

Julia Feldman

Karina Hagemeyer

Sarah Hicks

Trainee

Jackson Jirard

Mila Lavoie

Jarrett Reimers

Maggie Rupp

Alex Stewart

Christine Nankervis


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