Its just under two weeks to go before Youth Ballet West takes to the Stage with 'Upbeat & Classical' and 'Alice Underground'. Dance fans in Athlone and Galway can kick-start the festive season with a wonderful double helping of festive fun. This fantastic ballet double bill promises to be one of the entertainment highlights of the season and is sure to be a thrilling Christmas treat for all the family. Young and old will be amazed by the spectacular costumes and lighting special effects, imaginative choreography, fabulous costumes and award winning dancers. The dancers will perform a new dance piece set to ‘Tiny Dancer’, a song for Lily-Mae, which is currently number 1 in 4 countries, and is hoping to be the Irish Christmas number 1. Phyllis and her senior students at Corrib Dance Academy have created this piece as a tribute to Judith and Lily-Mae. So, for ballet on the double in Galway and Athlone don’t miss Youth Ballet West as they swing into Christmas with ‘Upbeat & Classical’ and ‘Alice Underground’ in the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone on Friday 14th of December at 7.30 pm and in the Town Hall Theatre in Galway on Saturday 15th Dec at 7.30 pm and Sunday 16th Dec 2.30 pm. Tickets €16 / €12 are available from Town Hall Theatre Galway, 091 569777 www.tht.ie and from the Dean Crowe Theatre on Athlone www.deancrowetheatre.com or phone 090 64 92129.
Youth Ballet West premiers it’s dazzling new ballet Upbeat & Classical, choreographed by Kilian O’Callaghan, former principal dancer with Royal New Zealand Ballet and West Australian Ballet Company. With well-known music by Glenn Miller, the piece celebrates the timeless great rhythms and melodies of the big band jazz era.
Alice Underground premiered to great acclaimed during the Volvo Ocean Race festival in July. Conceived and choreographed by Claire Lillis and Judith Sibley, Alice Underground is an exciting, modern interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tales, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Audiences will delight in the imaginative choreography, the fabulous costumes and award-winning dancers.
VENUE Town Hall Theatre
DATE Sat 15th to Sun 16th Dec
TICKETS:€16 / €12 Family Ticket (4 People) €50
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