See the enchanting Stars of American Ballet at Dubai Opera this weekend

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See the enchanting Stars of American Ballet at Dubai Opera this weekend

Whether you're new to the world of dance or a veteran balletomane, prepare to be enchanted at Dubai Opera this weekend.

Stars of American Ballet is bringing some of the world's most talented performers to the stage right here, with a programme featuring works by Ulbricht, Pepita and Forsyth among more contemporary pieces.

The company travels all over the US and abroad searching for the highest calibre of dancers, bringing performances to places that are hungry for dance.

On Friday March 8, Stars will be performing a programme that's ideal for newcomers – presenting some of the most famous pieces from the genre in short scenes lasting between eight and ten minutes.

The performance begins with a dance called Tarantella, which was choreographed by George Balanchine in 1964. It's fascinatingly inspired by an old myth that you could dance the posion out of your body if bitten by a tarantula.

Next it's the Apollo Pas de Deux, an elegant piece featuring two dancers, with music composed by Igor Stravinsky in the 1920s.

After that, it's the White Swan Pas de Deux, featuring a ballerina when she meets her prince for the first time.

At first alarmed, she then begins an adagio showing the tender moment the pair fall in love.

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Following that section is Arvo Part's After the Rain, choreographed by Tony Award-winning Christopher Weeldon of American in Paris fame.

Another incredible dance seen during the performance is Sing Sing Sing, a light-hearted but high-spirited performance to a popular score that's always a hite with audiences.

After a 20-minute intermission, there will be a longer dance sequence set to Who Cares? by George Gershwin, bringing classic Broadway to the Dubai Opera stage.

Founded and directed by New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht, the mission of Stars of American Ballet is to see people entertained, educated, uplifted and inspired by the art of ballet and great dancing.

Ulbricht is lauded as “one of the best male ballet dancers in New York” by Dance Magazine – so you're certainly among safe hands (and experienced toes).

Tickets are selling exceptionally fast, so book now to see this incredible production on the Dubai Opera stage.
From Dhs175. Fri Mar 8, 2pm and 8pm. Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, dubaiopera.com (04 440 8888).

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