The Minnesota Ballet’s mission, through its professional company and school, is to inspire a love and appreciation for dance, to advance the art of ballet, to increase access to the art form, and to use its resources to benefit the greater community.
Operational support for the Minnesota Ballet is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Operational funding is received from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Miller-Dwan Foundation, Wildey Mitchell Family Foundation, and The Depot United Campaign. Minnesota Ballet is also generously supported by many businesses and individuals of our community.
This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the programs of the Minnesota Ballet is provided to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability in addmission, access, or employment.
Classy, Romantic & Theatrical—
The Perfect Night Out!
”Who Cares?” Triple Bill
Friday, October 17
Saturday, October 18
DECC Symphony Hall
Don’t miss Salvatore Aiello’s theatrical “Clowns and Others,” to Prokofiev piano miniatures played live by Guest Pianist David Packa; Allen Fields’ romantic “Raymonda Suite,” to Glazunov’s lush score; and George Balanchine’s effervescent “Who Cares?” to eight vintage Gershwin tunes.
Make the Triple Bill a romantic date night! Show your performance ticket at JJ Astor, Lake Avenue Restaurant, or The Pickwick for a free appetizer before a paid dinner either Friday or Saturday before the show. Friday night the YMCA will provide childcare, including activities and supper, 5–10 p.m. for $10 per child. Pre-register: 722-4745 x100, at front desk, or online http://www.duluthymca.org
George Balanchine, Choreographer
Regarded as the leading contemporary choreographer in ballet, George Balanchine brilliantly infused classic ballet with his own genius, creating groundbreaking works that changed the direction of ballet. His native Russia had trained him in the Russian Imperial ballet tradition; his adopted country of American inspired him to create works of dazzling speed uniquely reflecting the energy and spirit of American culture.
“Who Cares?” Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Jerri Kumery, Répétiteur with The George Balanchine Trust, and Curator of the Salvatore Aiello ballets, set Balanchine’s “Who Cares?” and Aiello’s “Clowns and Others” on the company in August. She danced with the New York City Ballet while George Balanchine was Artistic Director, and she performed in “Who Cares?”.
On Monday, September 22nd, Pizza Luce will donate 25% of your bill to the School of the Minnesota Ballet from 4pm to close. You must present a flyer for the donation. Click here to download a flyer to print at home.
7 – 11 p.m.
Ballet’s Historic Grain Exchange Studio
The little ball with a whole lot of fun!
Because of upcoming events at the Grain Exchange Studio, some classes will need to be changed.
Thursday, September 18 and September 25: Ballet VI & VII will have a combined class with Ballet V at the Depot Studios from 5:00-7:30.
Friday, September 26: Ballet V will be combined with the Ballet IV at the Depot Studios from 5:00-7:30.