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Contemporary Works & Four Seasons of the Soul

  • Gunter High School 1102 N 8th St Gunter, TX, 75058 United States (map)

The Program

Updated 9/16/15!

Ballet 5:8's first visit to Texas will be a dynamic experience in dance featuring three works, each with a distinctly different feel and character. 

Preston Miller's And Mercy premiered at Ballet 5:8's The Beauty of Introspection in September. Miller, Ballet 5:8's first guest choreographer, created the work for Ballet 5:8 this summer. And Mercy explores concepts of judgment, grace and mercy in an athletic, contemporary style that engages the eye in continuous, connected movement emerging seamlessly from the music.

Whereas And Mercy is highly contemporary, Artistic Director Julianna Slager's Four Seasons of the Soul is highly balletic and neoclassical. Drawn from Slager's personal experiences and looking to those who have gone before, Four Seasons meditates on life from the perspective of the bigger picture with an electric combination of color, music, emotion and dance. 

Finally, Slager's As We Pray will round out the program with a poignant reflection on prayer. Inspired by the familiar words of the Lord's prayer, As We Pray is a sweeping, moving, breathing exploration of the many different kinds of prayer. 

This Performance is Made Possible in Part by:

Frank & Liz Gravley
Jody & Shelby Garner
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Arrington
Miller Plumbing
NT Logistics
Bonnie Stafford
Dawn Arrington

Performance Information

 Location and Parking

The performance will be held in the auditorium at Gunter High School in Gunter, Texas. Parking is available at the school. 


Tickets to this performance are available directly via Ballet 5:8 in advance and on the day of the performance, pending seat availability. Purchase tickets now online, or call us at 312-725-4752 to purchase via phone. Any remaining tickets will be available at the Box Office on the day of the performance, but advance purchase is recommended. 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students (with a valid college ID) and seniors, and $10 for children 12 and younger. There are no additional fees associated with online purchase.


This performance is suitable for children! However, since the performance is not specifically geared toward younger audience members, parents should use care in determining whether younger children will be able to sit through the performance. We typically recommend that children be at least 4 years old to attend a performance. 


The performance will last about two hours including one 10-15 minute intermission. 

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