Sarasota News Leader

05/03/2013

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A&E BRIEFS Ricki Bertoni's Too Hip To Be Square was a hit during the 2012 Theatre of Dreams. Contributed photo by Frank Atura THEATRE OF DREAMS TO CLOSE OUT SARASOTA BALLET SEASON Theatre of Dreams, an opportunity for audience members to view original works choreographed by company members of The Sarasota Ballet, will run May 3-5 at the Florida State University Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, the Ballet has announced. a piece that not only highlighted their vision, but encompassed the presence of instruments on stage," the release notes. With each choreographer having the freedom to choose the music, instrumentation will range from a jazz band to a cello, the release says. With performances choreographed by principal dancers Kate Honea, Ricardo Graziano and Logan Learned, along with offerings by soloist Ricki Bertoni and coryphee member Jamie Carter, "Program Seven is a unique and creative showcase of the vast talent and style found within the Company," a news release notes. "It's amazing what can be created in such a small period of time," Carter, whose work will be featured in the Theatre of Dreams program for the third time, notes in the release. "It's about work ethic, creativity and passion. My favorite thing about being allowed to choreograph for the company is having the chance to give something back." For the very first time, the Theatre of Dreams program will be set to live music, the release adds. Each of the five choreographers was charged by Ballet Director Iain Webb "to craft Carter's work, titled Concordium, a Latin word meaning harmoniously, will be performed to the music of 20th century American composer George Rochberg.

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