‘Dance Alive’ National Ballet ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $40
Bright, beautiful, and enduring, Dance Alive National Ballet features an international roster of superb dancers and electrifying choreography. The company brings to the stage truly riveting dance, has been designated State Touring Company of Florida for 33 consecutive years, and has toured the United States and Costa Rica. Based on Shakespeare’s famous play, Felix Mendelssohn’s gorgeous Incidental Music makes this ballet into an entrancing experience.
Dance Alive National Ballet features an international roster of award winning dancers. Elegant and exciting, they are at the heart of the company’s undeniable success. DANB’s repertoire ranges from the quintessential classic Nutcracker to the cutting-edge movement of contemporary ballet. Throughout this choreographic tapestry are woven the ballets of Artistic Director Kim Tuttle and Choreographer-in-Residence Judy Skinner whose distinctive artistic styles brand the company. Entertaining and insightful, provocative and joyous, this creative aesthetic is at the heart of the Company.
Our story is one of devotion, persistence, and immense creativity. Born in the ‘Gator Nation’ of Gainesville, FL., the present company was always a dream in the heart and soul of the Pofahl family. Founded in 1966 by Mary Ellen Pofahl, and continued through the talents and efforts of daughters Judy Skinner and Kim Tuttle, DANB has become the premier touring company in the Southeastern United States. The process was slow and careful, always with the knowledge that longevity would come through community involvement and appreciation.