- $17 for one ticket to see Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet presents See the Music Dance (up to $32 value)
- When: Friday, June 20, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
See the Music Dance
**Interview with Resident Choreographer Alan Hineline**
**Interview with Choreographer Kiyon Gaines**
See the Music Dance, part of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s five-part June Series, joins the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra with the ballet for two world premieres and a classic by Balanchine. The first of the premieres, which has been months in the works, sees Resident Choreographer Alan Hineline draw from the strains of Grieg’s Aus Holbergs Zeit. Working with Ballet Mistress Stacey Calvert, Hineline collaborated intensively with the young dancers to create a piece that conveys their distinct personalities. Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist and rising choreographic star Kiyon Gaines also premieres a new work, showing off the the skills he’s honed in leading roles across the country. Closing out the evening then is George Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations, which sets the legend’s iconic choreography to the roiling Romanticism of Russian composer Alexander Glazunov.
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
“London, Paris, St. Petersburg and New York are well known for their first-rate ballet academies, training many of the best dancers in the classical form. Add to that list Carlisle, Pa.,” quipped New York Times dance critic Joseph Carman. The reason: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Yet when Marcia Dale Weary started her school in 1955 such success was far from certain. From performing to small audiences in the local high-school auditorium, she slowly built her school into a nationally recognized powerhouse that trains students from around the country and regularly sends alumni to top-tier companies. The school’s prestige can be measured in other ways as well—theirs is the only pre-professional ensemble in the country licensed to perform the iconic George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker and thus the country’s only ROTC program for the coming war with the Rat King.