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The Sarasota Ballet Program One – Progression in Rep October 20-22

October 20 – 22 at FSU Center for the Performing Arts Center featuring Ashton’s Varii Capricci, Bond’s Panoramic Score (World Premiere), and Kobborg’s Salute.

Presented by Sarasota Ballet October 3, 2023

Jennifer Hackbarth in Sir Frederick Asthon’s Varii Capricci

Image: Frank Atura

The Sarasota Ballet has garnered a national and international reputation for its diverse repertoire of rarely performed ballets and the integrity and artistry of its performances. The Sarasota Ballet will continue to elevate the art of dance, enrapture audiences, and enrich the community with the spectacular 2023 – 2024 Season. Share dance’s allure, elegance, and virtuosity with fellow ballet enthusiasts, admirers, and The Sarasota Ballet. The Sarasota Ballet’s 2023 – 2024 Season features seven extraordinary programs showcasing the internationally recognized artistry and programming of the company. Season subscriptions and single ballet tickets are both now available for purchase.

Experience Program One – Progression in Rep October 20 – 22 at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.  Program One opens with Ashton’s whimsical Varii Capricci, revived from the brink of loss by The Sarasota Ballet in 2019 and described by esteemed dance critic and writer Anna Kisselgoff as “that rare ballet bird – a self-parody and an honorable parody of The Royal Ballet’s own traditions.”  Continuing the program is Panoramic Score (World Premiere) by Gemma Bond, who enthralled Sarasota audiences last Season with her world premiere of Excursions. Dance critic, Marina Harss, has described Bond’s choreography as “expansive, lyrical, handsomely coordinated, with a focus on the beauty of the line of the body.”  Kobborg’s Salute then tells a loose story of soldiers going off to war and the girls they leave behind.

Ricardo Graziano in Johan Kobborg’s Salute

Image: Frank Atura

About The Sarasota Ballet’s 2011 performance of Salute, dance critic Carrie Seidman wrote that the work was “fresh, funny, and styled after his Bournonville roots without being dated or derivative.”

Repertoire will include:

Varii Capricci

Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton
Music by Sir William Walton


Panoramic Score (World Premiere)

Choreography by Gemma Bond
Music by Alberto Ginastera



Choreography by Johan Kobborg
Music by Hans Christian Lumbye

Johan Kobborg’s Salute

Image: Frank Atura

Jennifer Hackbarth and Ricardo Rhodes in Sir Frederick Asthon’s Varii Capricci

Image: Frank Atura


$40 – $125


Approximately 2 hours with two 20-minute intermissions


FSU Center for the Performing Arts
5555 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243


Call the Box Office at 941.359.0099, Monday through Friday 10 AM to 4 PM, or visit the website at SarasotaBallet.org.

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