SA Youth Ballet at SPC
The 2017 dance season in leased spaces at St. Philip's College began with a classic and continues with new works.
The college hosted the San Antonio Ballet School and San Antonio Youth Ballet co-production Once Upon A Time! May 12 and May 13 in its 600-seat Watson Fine Arts Center. With choreography by Adam Sage, the event was the college's first in partnership with a San Antonio Tricentennial arts group in observance of its fifth anniversary. San Antonio Youth Ballet (est. 2012) is a pre-professional program that cultivates the art of dance among future generations, training and performing in professional environments that represent the San Antonio community at events and dance competitions in Texas. According to its web site, the May 12-13 paid program at the college was A beloved story that traces its roots to antiquity, Cinderella has been a popular story for ballets since the 19th Century. It's seen several revivals and has been reinterpreted by many masters, but the story always follows the classic tale of a girl who overcomes her desolate circumstances with a little help from her fairy godmother. Enquire for details on the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the ballet performance, a local dance company makes its St. Philip's College debut this summer with a program dedicated to promoting the work of local dance artists no matter where they are in their career path. The company is San Antonio Dance Umbrella. Their performance of San Antonio Dances! is a paid event June 24 in the Watson Fine Arts Center. San Antonio Dances! is a professionally produced dance concert, offering a chance for any style, technique, or group, (ages 13+) to come together for one evening of professional dance, according to its web page. The target audience for the performance at St. Philip's College ranges from local aspiring dance educators and student choreographers to professional dance company members. During the June 24 program, one organization, San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet (est. 1983), has announced online the company will perform Grief, an "emerging choreographic work" by senior company member Rowan Casillas. The San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet trains pre-professional dancers and choreographers from San Antonio and its surrounding areas. For all details on the company and its St. Philip's College program, visit the San Antonio Dance Umbrella team on the third floor of the Our Lady of the Lake University International Folk Cultural Center at 411 Southwest 24th St. Find additional details on San Antonio Dances! in the June 10 La Prensa report Dance Umbrella ‘dances’ with local talent, https://laprensasa.com/entertainment/dance-umbrella-dances-local-talent/.
The Watson Fine Arts Center at St. Philip’s College is available for lease. Find details online at http://alamo.edu/spc/fine-arts-facilities/.