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Beauty & the Beast

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January 17, 2013

Beauty & the Beast

Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2pm & 7:30pm

Kingsborough Community College Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center

2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY, 11235

General Assigned Seating: $25 Seniors (65+) & Children (12 & under): $20 Groups (10 or more): $17 p/ticket

Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn (CBT) will premiere its full-length ballet Beauty & the Beast on March 16, 2013 at Kingsborough Community College Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center. A family-fest for the young and old, Beauty & the Beast is a story of courage, promises, and the beauty of looking beyond appearance. CBT’s 8-member Company will be supported by members of the CBT Junior Company and Dance Academy in this retelling of the classic fairytale.

Artistic Director Marla Hirokawa utilizes her years of story telling experience to create this Beauty & the Beast ballet. Co-choreographed by selected academy faculty, this ballet is filled with mystical creatures in an enchanted forest that will guarantee to enthrall everyone in the audience. By weaving story-telling and ballet movements - Covenant Ballet Theatre brings to life the tale of a tormented Beast who finds hope, love, and redemption in beautiful Belle. This timeless love story will unfold to compelling music by Maurice Ravel, Jacob Ter Veldhuis and Frank Bridge.

Captivating CBT principal dancers Theresé Miyoshi Wendler will enchant you as Belle while Gierre Godley brings to life a bitter, lonely Beast. Other principal dancers include Dylan Baker, Jessica Higgins, Solomon Bafana Matea, Tanya Trombly, Jose Rivera and Matthew Westerby. Young dancers from CBT’s Junior Company and Dance Academy are given the invaluable opportunity to work alongside professional dancers.

Covenant Ballet Theatre offers a Ticket Sponsor program that affords underprivileged children and young adults the chance to experience a live dance concert—many for the first time. Ticket sponsorship is available for the Monday, March 18th educational performance of Beauty & the Beast for school audiences, as well as for the public performances on Saturday, March 16th at 2pm and 7:30pm. For information about the Ticket Sponsor program or inquiries about sending public school students to the educational performance, please call Program Director Lucie Santoro at 718-891-6199. CBT is committed to bringing cultural experiences to the community.

The CBT educational 2012-2013 performance program is sponsored, in part, by public funds from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

CBT admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color national and ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other school administered programs. # # #

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