One of Ballet 5:8’s favorite annual traditions is the round of preview parties we host at the beginning of each performing season.
Why a Preview Party?
Though the performing season officially begins in August of each year, we usually don’t start performing until late September or early October. The Preview Party has been developed as a way to allow you, our Ballet 5:8 family, get a glimpse of what exactly goes on during those two months of preparation at the beginning of the season. And, let’s be honest – there’s no more exciting way to learn about the repertoire slated to premiere later in the season than to hear about the ideas and concepts being formed, in person, from the Artistic Director.
What is a Preview Party?
Ballet 5:8‘s Preview Parties offer attendees a rare behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming season from the perspective of Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager. The events will feature a special preview of the new works commissioned for the 2014-2015 season, including exclusive unreleased rehearsal video footage, a live presentation of choreographer’s notes, and the chance to see actual costumes under construction. The evening will be a great opportunity to get a feel for the upcoming season, meet Ballet 5:8 company artists and chat with Ballet 5:8 directors about the mission and vision of the ministry. Whether you are exploring Ballet 5:8 for the first time or would like to take the next step in your involvement with Ballet 5:8, we’d love to see you and get to know you better at one of the parties.