Ballet SA Brings Diverse Program to the Tobin

April 11, 2016 - 9:15am

Ballet San Antonio will take the stage for their final performance of the 2015-2016 season on Sunday at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Ballet Alive is a program presenting five diverse works showcasing the Company’s versatility. Two of the pieces are new works by Artistic Director Willy Shives.  On opening night, attendance was disappointingly light. I am always puzzled by this phenomenon. There are enough contemporary ballet fans to fill the house but Ballet San Antonio often finds itself playing to a less than half full hall. Perhaps this is because San Antonio audiences are still unaware how far this company has come over the past several seasons. However, they are very good and hungry for success. There is so much potential here, and they deserve the support of the city. Shives has spent the past 17 years of his career with the Joffrey and his influence is already being felt.

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