Turning Pointe, Madison Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Season Finale
By March 2022, Madison Ballet will have waited over two years to return to performing its celebrated program of new and modern ballet. 2020’s Inside Out was the last production Madison Ballet produced before the pandemic forced its stages closed. Now, with Turning Pointe coming to Promenade Hall in March, Madison Ballet’s artists and audience can once again appreciate the full depth and power of dance.
This production will mark the close of the organization’s 40th anniversary season, a time when it has thrived in spite of unprecedented challenges. It will also serve as the passing of the torch to a new Artistic Director from Sara Stewart Schumann, who has led the company dancers since 2018. To celebrate the incredible work of the past while keeping an eye on the future, Turning Pointe captures the wide span of ballet repertoire with highlights from previous collaborators and new works by emerging choreographers.
Birthday Variations, Choreography Gerald Arpino, Staged by Kim Sagami, Courtesy of the Arpino Foundation
Guitar Concerto, Choreography Ja’ Malik, Premiere
Ethos of Force, Choreography Kia Smith, Premiere of Live Performance
Rubies Pas de Deux, Choreography George Balanchine, Staged by Nilas Martins, Courtesy of the Balanchine Trust
Eight by Benny Goodman, Choreography Heinz Poll, Courtesy of and Staged by Richard Dickinson
Turning Pointe represents a culmination of 40 years of Madison Ballet honoring the traditions of this art form while adapting to better reflect and serve its community. More than a clever title, this program is an announcement of the intention to return from the challenges of the pandemic stronger than ever.
PERFORMANCE & TICKET INFORMATION
Dates & Times
Friday, March 25 – 7:00pm
Saturday, March 26 – 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, March 27 – 2:00pm
Friday, April 1 – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 2 – 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, April 3 – 2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased online at MADISONBALLET.ORG or by calling The Overture Center Box Office at 608.258.4141.
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