“You have guests from all over the world to do their forte; it inspires the audience there to keep going and to commit to it. You are going to see a broad range of things. If you’re not into tutus and tiaras, you’ll see something more contemporary. You’ll be exposed to something you didn’t know existed. Your humanity will be opened to something very moving and very memorable.”
— Julie Kent on Indianapolis City Ballet’s upcoming all-star gala performance, in which she is a participant. And wow, look at this lineup: David Hallberg, Tiler Peck, Joaquin De Luz, Miguel Quinones, Sarah Lane, Jason Reilly (from Stuttgart) etc. etc. — dancers from all over the world are participating next Saturday night.
Apparently, Indianapolis City Ballet, which doesn’t yet have its own set of dancers, is testing the waters to see how much local interest there is in ballet. The company hopes to have its inaugural season during 2010-11.
Photo of Julie Kent by Roy Round.