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Canyon Concert Ballet presents An Evening of Chopin and Ballet. This unique and beautiful evening features Michel Fokine’s 1908 Les Sylphides. One of the masterpieces of 20th-century choreography set to orchestral pieces by Frederic Chopin, Les Sylphides depicts a moonlit encounter between a young man and a corps of ethereal supernatural beings. Stylistically, it evokes 19th-century Romanticism. But, because it is without plot, it can also be considered the first 20th-century abstract ballet. The second half of the evening presents the world premiere of Artistic Director, Alicia Laumann’s, Etudes, a contemporary ballet featuring CCB’s Company and Academy dancers. This new ballet will include live accompaniment of some of Chopin’s most beloved solo piano pieces.
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