Ballet San Antonio (BSA) and Artistic Director Willy Shives have announced the 2017-18 season as “Bold and Beautiful,” which will feature romantic and dramatic elements. When compiling the new series, Shives wanted to use a specific theme that embodied the color red, as well as powerful and memorable characters to tell the stories. He also wanted to incorporate choreography that included works from George Balanchine and Gerald Arpino to add essence to each performance. BSA will open its season with, “Giselle,” a story of innocence and betrayal, and a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love. It is considered one of the greatest romantic ballets of the 19th century and is in the repertoire of every major ballet company. The show will take place on Oct.13-15 at the Tobin Center of Performing Arts, located at 100 Auditorium Circle.
Also coming to the H-E-B Performance Hall, opening the holiday season at the Tobin Center is Ballet San Antonio’s highly anticipated production of “The Nutcracker.” This holiday classic, full of wonder and magic is for the young at heart. The show will take place on the weekends of Nov. 24-26 and Nov. 30 – Dec. 3.