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Edilsa Armendariz, formerly with Nevada Ballet Theatre and San Diego Ballet, and David Fonnegra, formerly of Miami City Ballet and currently a member of Diablo Ballet, will perform the leads in an hour-long version of "The Sleeping Beauty" with students from the Contra Costa Ballet School, who will also perform two works by faculty member and former Ballet Arizona dancer Robert Dekkers.

Here is the press release:

The Contra Costa Ballet Foundation presents

Spring Rep 2011

featuring

SLEEPING BEAUTY

choreography by Katarina Wester after Marius Petipa,

staged by Emily Borthwick (http://contracostaballet.org/school/faculty/showfacultymember.php?id=14 )

VIM

choreography by Robert Dekkers (http://www.contracostaballet.org/school/faculty/showfacultymember.php?id=45 )

BELIEVE

choreography by Robert Dekkers (http://www.contracostaballet.org/school/faculty/showfacultymember.php?id=45 )

Friday, May 27th at 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 28th at 2:00 pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, Hofmann Theatre 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Tickets: Lesher Center Box Office or call (925) 943-SHOW

Adults: $30 Seniors/Youth:$25 Children under 12:$20

Call the theater for special school group pricing.

Artistic Directors Richard Cammack and Emily Borthwick are proud to present Spring Rep 2011:

SLEEPING BEAUTY, Charles Perrault's enchanting fairy tale springs to life in this hour-long ballet set to Tchaikovsky's exhilarating score. Choreography by Katarina Wester after Marius Petipa, and staged by Emily Borthwick, highlights the talents of the company along with featured guest artists Edilsa Armendariz (http://www.companycballet.org/dancers/armendariz.html ) as Princess Aurora and David Fonnegra (http://www.diabloballet.org/about_david.html ) as Prince Florimund.

VIM is a celebration of the energy that we share with one another and the vitality of life that is constantly being circulated between us. Exploring different facets of this shared energy, the work revels in the connection each of us has with the world around us as well as with our deeper selves. With choreography by Robert Dekkers and an exhilarating score by Yann Tiersen,VIM is quirky, modern and fun, and is sure to leave audiences with a smile on their face.

BELIEVE, set to the mixings of DJ Junior Vasquez,is an edgy, contemporary ballet that showcases the dancers' strength and attack. The piece premiered at the Tanzsommer Festival in Austria in 2003 and will be restaged on the Contra Costa Ballet dancers by choreographer Robert Dekkers.

Thanks to a heads up from iwatchthecorps.

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