Ballet Concerto’s 36th Annual SUMMER DANCE CONCERT Will Move from Trinity Park to The Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork This June in Fort Worth, Texas

Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert (photo-Perry Langenstein)

We are absolutely thrilled to offer our mixed repertoire production this year at The Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork.

Margo Dean, founder and artistic director of Ballet Concerto Inc., a Fort Worth institution that has presented an annual free-to-the-public, fully-staged professional dance production each June since 1981, has announced that the company’s SUMMER DANCE CONCERT performances will move from Trinity Park to The Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork adjacent to the Trinity River and a part of the Clearfork Developments in near Southwest Fort Worth.

Concert dates are Thursday, June 22, 2017, for an invitational gala opening night private performance, followed by public performances with no tickets required for lawn seating on Friday, June 23; Saturday, June 24; and Sunday, June 25. Curtain is at 8:30 p.m. except Sunday evening, with curtain at 8:00 p.m. Gates open an hour before curtain.

Tickets for the private opening night gala start at $100 per person and are available by calling Ballet Concerto at 817-763-5087 or emailing j.simus(at)jansimusevents(dot)com. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday public performances offer gratis lawn seating; no tickets are necessary. However, patrons may purchase preferred location, reserved table seating each evening, starting at $50 per person. For table details and purchases, call 817-763-5087 or 817-738-7915 or go to their ticketing site.

The program for the 2017 SUMMER DANCE CONCERT, entitled Art of the Dance, will feature four varied works, two of which are world premieres:

Work: Raymonda

Choreographer: After Marius Petipa

Music: Aleksander Glazunov

Work: Inscape

Choreographer: Bruce Marks

Music: Bela Bartok

Work: Le Tricorne

Choreographer: Luis Montero

Music: Manuel de Falla

Work: World Premier TBA

Choreographer: Elise Lavallee

Music: TBA

The cast will include Ballet Concerto company dancers and guest professionals who will have arrived in Fort Worth to audition for roles, rehearse, perform and teach at the annual Ballet Concerto Summer Dance Workshop that begins in early June and culminates with the concert. The Workshop takes place at Margo Dean School of Ballet. At press time, featured guest choreographers for 2017 “Art of the Dance” performances include:

Luis Montero, renowned Flamenco artist and celebrated Spanish choreographer, traveling to Fort Worth from his home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He has choreographed for Ballet Concerto for 28 years.

Bruce Marks, former artistic director of Ballet West, Boston Ballet, and Orlando Ballet, has had a stellar and distinguished career as principal dancer, artistic director, choreographer,…

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