Winter Festival 2017
What: Winter Festival 2017
Where: Paradise Valley Community College
When: December 16th 2017 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Once again,with the “2017 Winter Festival”, sponsored by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation, we present an original choreography, by director, Donald Dadey on the Advanced level students. These original choreographed ballets in past performances have featured, to great reviews, such wonderful works as “Exaltation of Angels”, “Solsitice”, “Precipice”, “Encanto” and “Water Dances”.
As always for the holiday treat of the evening we present “The Nutcracker Suite” where the directors, Sibylle Acatos-Dadey and Donald Dadey, present a 1st Act Party Scene, leading into the exciting and dreamy highlights from Act II. In this act you will see and be delighed by our interpretations of all of the traditional dances, culminating with the Grand Pas De Deux featuring the Sugar Plum Fairy and a rousing finale by the entire cast. Make this part of your Holiday tradition!
Soiree de Ballet 2018
What: Soiree de Ballet 2018
Where: Herberger Theater Stage West
When: Saturday, May 19th 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 20th 2:30 p.m.
We are happy to return to the Herberger Theater for our 8th season. Our second program of this season is the annual “Soiree de Ballet 2018.” Sponsored by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation. The evening features the perennial favorite, “The Ballet Class,” where the audience gets a look into the training of a ballet student, from the beginning steps through the Advanced level. we always pride ourselves in presenting am original one-act ballet, which provides an opportunity for the entire school to work in am atmosphere as they would with an actual company. Check back for final updates for which work, choreographed by the directors Donald Dadey and Sibylle Acatos-Dadey is always a fun and enjoyable piece and a must see for all ages!
For the finale to this evening’s performance, we present our highlights from the classical ballet for the upper level students as a true representation of a classic. These ballets are exquisitely re-staged by Sibylle Acatos-Dadey after one f the classical masters. In addition to these wonderful ballets we are delighted to feature choreography from our wonderful faculty with Julia Chacon’s, Flamenco, and Joan Rodriguez-Hernandez, Contemporary Dance.
Robrt L. Pela of the Phoenix New Times wrote “Scottsdale School of Ballet, under the direction of big-deal dance mavens, Sibylle Acatos-Dadey and Donald Dadey, has gotten raves for it’s annual “An Evening of Ballet” spring performance at the Herberger.”