Indianapolis City Ballet presented a gala performance with guest stars:
Indianapolis Colts fans have nothing on Indianapolis City Ballet fans who cheered consistently throughout the evening in enthusiastic appreciation of unforgettable performances by some of ballet's top dancers from around the world.
by Lou Harry for The Indianapolis Business Journal.
A great evening. But there was a downside. Well, the same-day news that the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra cancelled its first two weeks of concerts for the season did seem to dampen some of the big-picture spirit of the evening. While the Indianapolis City Ballet has established itself with great benefit concerts and a strong series of master classes, one of its stated goals is to develop a full-time professionally ballet company here in Indy. Can we sustain a professional ballet company in Indy if we can’t figure out how to sustain a full-time orchestra?