Ballet San Antonio will kick off 2018-’19 season with ‘Beauty and the Beast’

March 19, 2018 - 11:30am

Ballet San Antonio is heading into a very busy 2018-’19 season. In addition to developing and performing two world premieres choreographed by artistic director Willy Shives, the company is collaborating with The Public Theater of San Antonio on “Newsies,” the dance-heavy, big-buzz musical adapted from the 1992 Disney movie. Ballet San Antonio’s subscription season at its homebase, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, holds two story ballets: “Beauty and the Beast,” running Oct. 19-21; and “Carmen,” running Feb. 15-17. Shives is choregraphing both. For “Beauty,” he will be drawing on several different sources for the score and the story. For “Carmen,” he is using Bizet’s opera as the foundation for the tale. Shives is also once again choreographing the company’s annual production of “The Nutcracker,” running Nov. 23-Dec. 2. The prodution will also include some of legendary choreographer Gerald Arpino’s work.

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