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    April 21, 2019
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Spring Serenade Choreography by George Balanchine OThe George Balanchine Trust Spring Gala - featuring George Balanchine's La Source and the "Scherzo" from A Midsummer Night's Dream As part of the repertoire for their upcoming Spring Gala performances Saturdav. April 27 at 7 pm Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm at the Upper St. Clair High School Theater (Saturday, April 27 at 7pm, and Sunday, April 28 at 2pm), the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh wil be pre Upper St. Clair High Schoolperome in senting George Balanchine's La Source a masterpiece work never before never beloa Staged by former Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh faculty member and New York City Ballet dancer Lindy Mandradjieff, La Source was premiered by the New York City Ballet on November 23, 1968. Inspired by 19th cen tury French ballet and music, George Balanchine choreographed La Source to the music of French composer Leo Delibes, and from two of Delibes' ballets - Naila and Sylvia. Featuring George Balanchine's La Source and the scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream Tickets: $151n advance (through April 25) by visiting $20 at the door Also on the rep for the Spring Gala performances is the "Scherzo" fam Shakespearen comedy the urhe er sights baa stofhiny dancers, iam Shakespeare's comedy, the "Scherzo" features a cast of thirty dancers, including five butterflies, and the title character, Oberon. Set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn, this is the first time that the Ballet Academy of Pitts- burgh will be performing this ballet, and staged by former New York City Ballet dancer Garielle Whittle repetiteur for The George Balanchine Trust, The Jerome Robbins Trust, and Christopher Wheeldon. Considered the father of American ballet, and greatest choreographer of the 20th century, George Balanchine founded the New York City Ballet and The School of American Ballet, and his works are performed by professional companies all over the world. The Ballet Academy of Pitts burgh looks to continue that tradition by presenting these two pieces, and for further information on their Spring Gala performances, visit Ballet caden4 Advance tickets ($15, reserved seating) will be available for purchase through Thursday, April 25 by visiting Tickets will also be available at the door prior to the performances at $20 OF PITTSBURGH