2018-19 Season Performances
Talk of the Town
September 29th | 7:30 p.m.
Brown Auditorium | University of Louisiana - Monroe
Twin City Ballet Company’s 49th season is off to an exciting start! Join us September 29th at Brown Auditorium for our season opener. This performance is sure to give you #allthefeels. Our youngest dancers will tug on your heartstrings as they perform beautiful, inspiring dances choreographed by Diane Maroney-Grigsby. Our performing level dancers will showcase the works of Leaia Alsup, Amelie Hunter and Joe Istre, respectively, in pieces that are quiet and reflective, quirky and eclectic, and empowering and explosive. Don't miss out on an evening that promises to be the Talk of the Town.
Christmas Gala: The Guardians of Christmas
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Monroe Civic Center Theatre
As children all over the world become more and more involved with video games, sports and tweets... they believe less and less in things they can’t see. Santa’s Magical Hope Chest holds the beliefs for all the children in the world, and it’s almost empty! Watch, as Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and other protectors aid Santa in the search for one special child, who can once again fill his Magical Hope Chest with enough belief for the whole world. Children and adults alike will delight in seeing Joe Istre’s exciting production of The Guardians of Christmas.
In addition to The Guardians, the annual Gala performance will feature an evening of dance balanced with traditional hymns and contemporary voices. Celebrate the true gift of Christmas, as you enjoy this beautifully choreographed piece by Leaia Alsup. Your soul and spirit will surely be filled with peace, love and joy.
Ballet Under the Stars
April 26-28, 2019 | Kiroli Park Amphitheater
Spring is in the air and so is the joy of dance! The public is invited to join us for Ballet Under the Stars, North Louisiana’s signature spring arts event. Beautiful dancers and an unbelievable outdoor setting combine to make an unforgettable evening of dance. This two-act concert offers something for everyone.
Act I, The Magical Garden, has been written and choreographed by none other than our very own Joe Istre. This delightful tale is about a young girl named Mary, who moves from India to England, and begins to meet an array of new characters at her new home. As winter begins to fade, spring is welcomed and Mary discovers a magical garden where everything has come to life! Soon, the garden is full of insects of all types, dancing and singing as they prepare for their annual Ugly Bug Ball. As the flowers begin to bloom, Mary is delighted with this new place she can call home, as well as all of nature’s creatures!
Act II will be a beautiful blend of all the things dance can and should be - inspirational, engaging and fun. The dancers will showcase choreography by Krislynne Flowers, Diane Maroney-Grigsby, Leaia Alsup, Cherri Barnett and Joe Istre. Former TCB dancer Jacie Scott of the famed NYC Rockettes, and our favorite vocalist, Jodi Wright, will join the company as guest artists. Come to beautiful Kiroli Park and enjoy an evening of dance!
Friday, April 26th & Saturday, April 27th
6 p.m. – Food and Fun | 7 p.m. – Performance Begins
Bring out the whole family for a night of fun, food and dancing at Ballet Under the Stars!
Patrons will enjoy Both Act I and II under the stars at the beautiful Kiroli Park Amphitheater. Local food trucks will be on-hand with food and drinks. Light cocktails will be provided by the TCB Board of Directors.
Tickets: $25 - Adults • $10 - Students 18 and Under • Children Under 3 Free
2 p.m. | Saturday, April 27th – The Magical Garden
2 p.m. | Sunday, April 28th – Ballet Under the Stars Act I and II
*Free with Park Admission
School Performances of The Magical Garden
Thursday, April 25th • 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26th • 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
$5 per students and teachers (one chaperone free for every 12 students)
Kiroli Park’s Amphitheater seating is limited; therefore, the Ballet Company must require
that schools make definite reservations and be prepaid by April 15th.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.