The Chattanooga Ballet will stage socially distanced, outdoor concerts on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. in White Oak Park, 798 Ben Miller Pkwy. in Red Bank. Ballet in the Park will be free but with a suggested $20 suggested donation.
The program will include world premieres, including Artistic Director Brian McSween’s version of Apollo. Additional new works by Nena Widtfeldt, Connie Flachs and Ben Wardell will vary from classical ballet to modern and will feature the Chattanooga Ballet professional company and guest artists from Joffrey Ballet, Met Opera Ballet of NYC, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
Audience members will lay or sit in pre-marked areas to ensure social distancing. Although the performance will be outside, the use of masks is strongly encouraged.
Mr. McSween said, “Chattanooga Ballet is excited to present a wonderful evening of dance for the city. The company dancers, school ensemble and guest artists are fantastic, and I know everyone in attendance will have a great evening. I am especially proud our organization can, with support from ArtsBuild and the Tennessee Arts Commission, provide this concert for free. We want to remove barriers that keep dance from the community, and this is one way we can do that.”
“We are so proud to share this amazing talent and wonderful choreography with the city,” said Executive Director John Farrimond. “The city of Red Bank has been so supportive of our efforts t bring live entertainment back to the community. We look forward to an amazing weekend of dance.”
No tickets or reservations are required. In keeping with state, county and city guidelines, social distancing must be maintained. For more information, visit www.chattballet.org or call 265-0617.