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The Life of a Songbird: Citie Ballet pays homage to Billie Holiday
As Citie Ballet launches into its third year as Edmonton’s resident ballet company, it opens its
2014-2015 Season of Song with a graceful portrait of one of jazz’s finest vocalists, Billie Holiday.
Featuring choreography by Alysa Pires, An Homage to Billy Holiday is for lovers of both dance and
music. But where you would normally only treat your ears or eyes, together they create a sensory
experience unlike any other.
Ballads such as “Strange Fruit” and “Body and Soul” were made famous by Holiday’s
voice, a mix of rich tones and deep sadness. Citie Ballet’s program reflects
Holiday’s own musicial diversity, with the performance blending classical
and contemporary dance forms.
Citie Ballet will also be performing the turn-of-the-century Ballet
Russes classic, Les Sylphides. Sylphs, or faeries, come to life at
the whims of a poet. Together they dance in the moonlight, a
romantic setting that one only
finds in dreams.
TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY:
Saturday, October 4th 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 5th 2:30 pm
Timms Centre for the Arts (112 St. and 87 Ave.)
About Citie Ballet (citieballet.ca)
Citie Ballet is Edmonton’s resident professional ballet
company. Every year, over the span of three productions,
numerous tours and special presentations, Citie Ballet
mounts a vibrant season of classical and neoclassical
ballet and modern and contemporary dance.
Tickets from $20 to $40
Advance tickets available at Tix on the Square,
780.420.1757 or tixonthesquare.ca
780.472.7774 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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