featuring Giselle Act II
April 18, 2021
Tucson Regional Ballet will be back in the TCC Leo Rich Theater on Saturday, April 17 to record our Spring Spectacular. This performance features a socially-distanced all-woman adaptation of Giselle Act II. Tucson Regional Ballet has been honored to welcome back alumna Brittany DeGrofft, dancer with American Ballet Theatre, as guest repetiteur, sharing her knowledge and artistry with our company members.
Choreographed by Marius Petipa to a score by Adolphe Adam, the ballet Giselle tells a story of star-crossed love that endures beyond the grave. In a time when partnering is unwise, Tucson Regional Ballet’s all-woman production of the unearthly Act II has been restaged for appropriate social distancing in rehearsal and performance, preserving the haunting traditional corps de ballet choreography along with the spectacular solos, all performed by TRB’s budding ballerinas.
We are thrilled to have welcomed back TRB alumna Brittany DeGrofft, current dancer with American Ballet Theatre, as guest repetiteur and instructor, sharing her own artistry and experience with our dancers! As a preview, videos of our dancers in rehearsal are available on our Instagram and our Facebook Page!
Giselle Act II will be accompanied by a selection of brand new, original classical and contemporary ballet works from Artistic Director Aaron Smith, Rehearsal Director Alexis Salmen, and TRB’s Emerging Choreographers, as well as a revival of Stacey Morgan’s award-winning 2004 work All That Jazz.
Your $10 virtual ticket purchase entitles you to view the premiere release of this production on Youtube beginning at 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 18. The online video will include all repertory pieces and two presentations of Giselle featuring different soloists in the roles of Giselle, Myrta, Zulma, and Moyna. This video will be available to you through 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 2 and may be viewed as many times as you wish during that period. The video link will be emailed to you in the afternoon on April 18.
In conjunction with the production, Tucson Regional Ballet will be conducting a prize raffle for numerous gift cards and prizes; view the prizes here! Tickets for this raffle are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing for this raffle will be conducted on April 17 at the performance recording. You need not be present to win. We are also once again participating in the Millions for Tucson Raffle presented by the Jim Click Automotive Team, in which your $25 ticket (or five for $100) could win you a new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, two airline tickets anywhere in the world, or $5,000 cash! In addition, we are accepting donations to finance this production and TRB’s mission of providing quality ballet at affordable prices. Donors of $25 or more will be credited on our website, and donations received prior to credits finalization will also be listed in the video credits. This credit includes donations received from January 1, 2020 onwards. Your support is greatly appreciated!
If you would like to purchase performance or raffle tickets with cash, check, or Venmo, please call (520) 886-1222 or email Bridget Wilde to discuss your options. Thank you!
Spring Spectacular Tickets
Prize Raffle Tickets
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Millions for Tucson Raffle Tickets
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