At the Ballet | Presented by Honolulu Classical Ballet
Saturday Oct 05 02:00 PM
Saturday Oct 05 07:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $20.00
General Admission: $25.00
About the Performance:
Hawai‘i has produced its fair share of professional ballerinas over the years, but only one—Romi Beppu—has reached principal ballerina status. And since 2012, she has been sharing her experience and training with students at Honolulu Classical Ballet, which she founded when she retired in 2011 as principal ballerina with acclaimed Salt Lake City company Ballet West. Beppu also previously performed as principal dancer for the Boston Ballet.
These are Honolulu Classical Ballet's first theater performances. The matinee and evening shows give students the opportunity to perform in a mixed bill that includes classical variations from beloved ballets such as Swan Lake, neoclassical pieces and contemporary works.
The 2pm matinee show features all students, with a focus on the younger students, ages 3 to 10. Classical ballet variations and neoclassical group dances by older students round out the program.
The 7pm evening performance showcases the upper level students, ages 10 to 16. They will perform classical ballet variations from Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle and others as well as contemporary, neoclassical and classical ballet group dances.
After just a year and a half of work, and four studio recitals, “This is our first theater performance and we are thrilled to offer our students the opportunity to perform on stage,” says Beppu. “Performing on stage with all of the production elements can be challenging, and is a necessary part of a dancer’s training.”
About Romi Beppu and Honolulu Classical Ballet
Romi Beppu is a former Boston Ballet and Ballet West principal ballerina. She has danced internationally and locally and has been featured in local, national and international media such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, Salt Lake Tribune, Midweek, Dance Magazine and Pointe Magazine.
Honolulu Classical Ballet offers year-round classes in classical ballet technique. It strives to promote the highest degree of excellence in the art form of dance and to foster the greatest potential in every individual. Honolulu Classical Ballet provides students of all ages and backgrounds with individualized training in a nurturing environment where confidence, self-discipline and social responsibility for themselves and others is highly encouraged.
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