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2015-2016 Season: Ignite
SPARKING DISCUSSION - JOINING THE SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS OF OUR DAY - Honest, Relevant, Breathtaking Dance
This season, you will have the opportunity to see performances that engage your senses in the experience of something beautiful. But even more so, you will be able to see performances that challenge us all to reflect on on some of the most pressing social, cultural and spiritual conversations of our day. You do not need any special knowledge, prior experience, or training in dance terminology to get in on this: simply join us.
Our Fall Season is set to include a special "first" for Ballet 5:8. Guest choreographer Preston Miller, known for his short film Enemy Within featuring Tiler Peck, Matthew Rushing, Samantha Figgins, and Marquese Scott, is creating a work on the company for our fall program at the Athenaeum Theater. And Mercy, choreographed in Miller's athletic, contemporary style, will bring a refreshing note of diversity to the Ballet 5:8 repertoire.
As We Pray
Ballet 5:8's beloved ballet As We Pray, a living, moving, emotion-filled reflection on the Lord's Prayer, will be coming back to the repertoire for the Fall 2015 season! As We Pray can be performed in non-theater spaces, making it a perfect ballet for churches, schools and other Christian organizations to host as a night of prayer and worship, during a morning chapel service, or as all-school student event. We are now accepting bookings, so don't wait - contact us today!
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You don't have to be longtime arts connoisseur to become a supporter of Ballet 5:8. In fact, most of our supporters are "normal" people who simply enjoy Ballet 5:8's performances and identify with our mission. You can join Ballet 5:8 family, make a difference and be part of something beautiful, regardless of who you are.