Showcase bodes well for Ballet San Antonio’s future

April 11, 2016 - 9:00am

Ballet San Antonio is wrapping up its 2015-16 season with “Ballet Alive!” The sparkling showcase of contemporary ballet, which opened Friday at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, is the first program chosen and shaped by new artistic director Willy Shives, and it bodes well for the future. The five works presented span a period of about 55 years of dance-making and include two older pieces plus a range of recent contemporary expressions, all unique in their own way.Living up to its name, the opening neo-classical piece “Confetti” created in 1970 by Gerald Arpino, is all lightness, vivaciousness and fun as it unfurls across the stage in fast moving solos, duets and group configurations that allow the dancers to show off their vitality and sheer prowess.

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