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Central Indiana Dance Ensemble to present pieces for upcoming RDA National Festival at annual Mixed Rep performance
Carmel, In – Central Indiana Dance Ensemble (CIDE) a pre-professional ballet company based in Carmel, Indiana, is pleased to present their annual Mixed Rep performance on March 12 at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theater where they will showcase the dances being performed at the Regional Dance America National Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, May 2-6, 2017. The dances being performed at Mixed Rep include a mixed repertoire of pieces from modern to classical. Many of these dances have been choreographed exclusively for CIDE by nationally celebrated choreographers Eddy Ocampo and Ashley Walton.
CIDE Artistic Director Suzann DeLay is pleased to present the pieces being prepared for the national showcase. “It’s a very exciting season,” notes DeLay. “The national festival takes place every five years and it’s a great opportunity for our dancers to perform for both college and professional artistic directors and choreographers from around the country. It allows the nation’s esteemed dance professionals to see the high caliber dancer we are developing in central Indiana.”
In addition to the national festival pieces, CIDE will present excerpts from the classic French ballet, Paquita during the Mixed Rep production. CIDE invites the community to come enjoy some of the best pre-professional dancers in the Midwest. Click here to buy tickets! or call 317.843.3800.
Tickets on sale now for Central Indiana Dance Ensemble’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s, The Nutcracker
Carmel, In – Central Indiana Dance Ensemble (CIDE), the pre-professional dance company under the direction of Artistic Director Suzann Delay, presents holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, December 9 – 11, 2016, at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center.
For three days every December, CIDE brings the holidays to life through Tchaikovsky’s magical and iconic ballet. In the opening scene, guests are transported to the Stahlbaum family Christmas celebration where they experience the magic of the holidays through the eyes of 10 year old Clara as she and her Nutcracker Prince embark on a dreamlike journey to the Land of Sweets. Audience members ages one to 100 delight as the Snow Queen, Rose Fairy, Sugar Plum Fairy and more, come to life to perform for young Clara.
Artistic Director Suzann Delay is thrilled to provide this holiday tradition for central Indiana families, “It’s incredibly gratifying to see families come back year after year to experience our Nutcracker performance. We are proud and humbled to be a part of their holiday tradition and we work to make each year’s performance unique, special and, of course, magical.” In addition to The Nutcracker performance, holiday enchantment abounds at the Sugar Plum Fairy Dessert Party prior to each matinee. Scout groups, preschool and elementary age children enjoy treats from the Land of Sweets, have their picture taken with Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy, complete a craft and participate in an interactive Nutcracker story time. Tickets for the Dessert Party are $10 and are available in tandem with a show ticket. The Nutcracker performance schedule includes a Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. show and a Saturday and Sunday 2:00 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $25/adults and $18 for students 18 and younger. Guests can purchase tickets online at www.cidedance.org or by calling 317.844.7453.