Student matinee reservations are now open, as announced by Ballet Arkansas. Educators are invited to reserve ballet performance seats for K-12 students in the 2022-2023 academic year. 

 

Matinee performances are held at 10:30 a.m., and students will receive a study guide for the productions. 

 

This year’s matinee performances include Dracula, The Nutcracker Spectacular, Sleeping Beauty and Modern Masters

 

Dracula is a multimedia-infused production that will be presented with a new twist from Ballet Arkansas. Students are welcomed to experience the story of the celebrated novel by Bram Stoker accompanied with chilling imagery and Michael Fothergill, the executive and artistic director, world premiere choreography. 

 

(Photo courtesy of Ballet Arkansas)

 

 

Educators are encouraged to bring their students to watch the largest and longest-running holiday production in the state, The Nutcracker Spectacular. The cast and crew of this performance is made up of nearly 400 and makes for an exciting celebration for the holiday season. 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of Ballet Arkansas)

 

 

Sleeping Beauty, the classic fairytale, will be brought to Central Arkansas this winter to tell the story of Princess Aurora. This production will feature ornate costumes, dance sequences and more than 100 community performers on cast. 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of Ballet Arkansas)

 

 

For this academic year’s final student matinee performance, Modern Masters will be presented by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust. This production will be accompanied by renowned work in neoclassical and contemporary dance, featured with music from some of the greatest composers of all time. 

 

 

 

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(Photo courtesy of Ballet Arkansas)

 

2022-2023 Academic School Year Showtimes: 

 

  • Dracula – Recommended for third grade and up 
    • Thursday, Oct. 20 
    • Friday, Oct. 21 
    • Run time: 70 minutes 
    • Where: UA- PTC CHARTS 
  • The Nutcracker Spectacular 
    • Thursday, Dec. 8 
    • Friday, Dec. 9
    • Run time: 70 minutes 
    • Where: Robinson Center 
  • Sleeping Beauty 
    • Thursday, Feb. 16 
    • Friday, Feb. 17 
    • Run time: 70 minutes 
    • Where: UA- PTC CHARTS 
  • Modern Masters 
    • Friday, April 21 
    • Run time: 70 minutes 
    • Where: UA- PTC CHARTS

 

To make a reservation for your classroom or school or to download the educational packets, visit Ballet Arkansas’ website.

 

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