James Sewell Ballet coming to Detroit LakesThe James Sewell Ballet Company is returning to the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes on Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. with “Winter Tales.”
The James Sewell Ballet Company is returning to the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes on Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. with “Winter Tales.”
This show is underwritten by Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza. This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 and outreach is made possible by funding from the Lake Region Arts Council.
Tickets are $20/adults and $10/students and can be purchased online at www.dlccc.org, by calling 218-844-7469, or by visiting our Box Office at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes.
“Winter Tales” features the music of Antonia Vivaldi and draws upon the flavors of James Sewell’s Minnesota youth and Vivaldi’s musical treasure, The Four Seasons. The performance will feature dances Winter, Giselle Pas De Deux, Freemartin Twin, Liberate, Body Puzzle and Grave Matters, a harrowing monster mash. This performance will take the audience into an amusing look at the beyond. Dancers from Northern Lights Dance Academy in Frazee will be featured in Winter and Grave Matters.
Company members will also be doing artist residencies at Lake Park Audubon Elementary, Holy Rosary and Frazee Elementary.
James Sewell (Co-Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer) studied at the School of American Ballet with David Howard and began performing with ABT II. He was a lead dancer with Feld Ballets/NY and has performed as a guest artist with the New York City Ballet, Zvi Gottheiner and Dancers and Denishawn. He has choreographed more than 70 ballets for companies in the United States and around the world. Projects include the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, the creation of Independence In Dependence for Feld Ballets/NY, and She Loves Me and 1776 for the Guthrie Theater. James also has received several commissions, including Schoenberg Serenade, Passions, Metamorphosis, Awedville and Turf. James received a Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship, a Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography and a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Choreography.
The Holmes Theatre’s 2012-2013 Season is proudly sponsored by MMCDC, the City of Detroit Lakes, Shooting Star Casino and Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Next up in the Holmes Theatre line-up is Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience on Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. This show is underwritten by Central Market.
The Historic Holmes Theatre opened in May of 2002. Since that time, it’s hosted more than 100,000 audience members, 270 performances and 40 free shows. Last year alone, more than 22,000 people attended main stage shows, and more than 5,500 area students attended daytime school shows. For more information, visit www.dlccc.org.