Tickets on sale for BDC’s student showcase

Bainbridge Performing Arts will host Bainbridge Dance Center’s 38th Annual Student Performance in June, and tickets are on sale now.

Over the course of four performances, dancers age 4 to 18 will be featured in short works choreographed by the BDC faculty demonstrating student artistry and technical skill in ballet, modern, jazz and tap techniques.

A celebrated island tradition since 1981, BDC’s performances showcase how young dancers develop over the course of years of training.

A highlight of this year’s performance will be “Rainbow Etude” (1996), a short piece created by the acclaimed choreographer Donald McKayle based on his masterwork “Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder” (1959).

Randall Anthony Smith, McKayle’s assistant, came to Bainbridge in January to set “Rainbow Etude” on BDC’s Advanced Dancers and explore with them the context of racism and social justice integral to the work.

The Ballet Repertory dancers will perform the ever popular “White Act” from “Swan Lake,” showcasing some of the most beautiful and difficult variations in all of classical ballet, while the Tap Repertory dancers have choreographed a show-stopping finale to the music of Queen.

Shows will be 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27; Friday, June 28; and Saturday, June 29; plus a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, June 29, as well.

Tickets, $20 for adults and $16 for students, seniors, and military, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206-842-8569 or in person at BPA (200 Madison Ave. North). BPA box office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

Visit www.bainbridgedancecenter.com to learn more.

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