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DanceFest 2014

Date: April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014

Every day

Location: Wise Auditorium

Time: 7:30 pm

Cost: $5 General Admission

TJC Department of Dance and Academy of Dance Present DanceFest

Dancefest is an annual end-of-year production. Dancefest features TJC college dance students and advanced TJC Academy of Dance students in a varied program incorporating ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern choreography.

  • DanceFest Performance Dates: April 25 & 26, 2014, 7:30 PM, Wise Auditorium on the main TJC Campus.
  • Tickets: $5.00 general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the TJC box office (903-510-2672) or at the door. Tickets will be on sale beginning April 7th.

The first act of the performance includes a portion of a famous classical ballet. 

La Bayadere takes place in the Royal India of long ago. Nikiya, a beautiful temple dancer, is in love with a young warrior named Solor.   Both have sworn eternal fidelity to one another.  However, Solor is engaged to the Rajah’s daughter, Gamzatti.  The High Brahmin is also in love with Nikiya and learns of her relationship with Solor.  A scene from the ballet known as The Kingdom of the Shades, is one of the most celebrated excerpts in all of classical ballet.  Music composed by Ludwig Minkus.  Original choreography by Marius Petipa. 

The second act of the performance includes a story-line encompassing multiple dance genres.

Firebird is from an ancient Russian Fairytale.  Prince Ivan is commanded by his father to hunt the firebird that is stealing the kingdom’s golden apples.  He cannot kill the firebird but releases her with the promise of her help, should he ever need it.  Along his journey, he falls in love with Yelena the Beautiful who is a prisoner of the crazy King Ketschi.  He follows her to the castle.  The crazy king kidnaps travelers and turns them into his crazy servants.  Ivan is captured and Ketschi tries to place him under his spell.  The firebird comes to his rescue.

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