Ballet Arkansas to perform Oct. 30

Ballet Arkansas is bringing its fall tour to Henderson State University Oct. 30. The program, entitled Meet Ballet Arkansas, will feature performances, along with introductions, comments, and interaction with artistic director Michael Bearden. 

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Arkansas Hall auditorium. Tickets are $8. Children 12 and under and students with a Henderson ID will be admitted free. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Henderson Box Office at 870-230-5291 between 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by email at theatre@hsu.edu. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

“A major component of our mission is to bring the art of dance to as many Arkansans as possible,” Bearden said. “We are excited to be visiting Henderson and greatly appreciate the support of the tour venues and tour sponsors.”

Company members will present Greg Sample’s ReRouting, Val Caniparoli’s “Act 1 Pas de Deux” from Lady of the Camillas, and excerpts from Marius Peptia’s Raymonda.

“We are very fortunate to host Ballet Arkansas. The professional company will perform three very different pieces of choreography ranging from classical Russian ballet to contemporary dance,” said Jennifer Maddox, instructor of dance and artist in residence at Henderson. “This is a great opportunity for our community to experience a world-class performance.”

The performance is supported by the generosity of donors through the HSU Foundation.