Artistic Director, Herci Marsden, is pleased to announce The State Ballet of Rhode Island’s Annual Open Audition for aspiring young children who would like to participate in the company’s 49th Performing Season production of Coppelia, the enchanting, love story of the dancing doll. The audition for children’s participation will be held on Friday, September 26th, 2008, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, on the beautiful grounds of The State Ballet Studio in Lincoln, RI; for ages 6-11, with at least one year of ballet training, intermediate level students ages 8-13, and for boys with little or no ballet training, ages 7 and up. Audition attire for boys is white t-shirt, tights or sweat pants and white ballet technique shoes. Audition attire for girls is ballet leotard, tights and black or pink technique shoes; pointe shoes are needed for those who are proficient on pointe. Registration and a $15.00 audition fee is preferred in advance, but will be accepted just before the 5:30 class time audition day. If casted, rehearsals are most Fridays in October-December from 5:30 – 6:15 pm at The State Ballet of RI studio in Lincoln, RI. Coppelia, is performed at Roberts Auditorium, RI College in Providence, RI on December 11, 12 and 13, 2008.
Give your student the opportunity to take part in a favorite Rhode Island tradition and longest standing cultural treasure, with the State’s longest standing classical ballet company, The State Ballet of Rhode Island. For more information, please visit www.stateballet.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 401.334.2560.
Set to music by Leo Delibes, enhance your families holiday season with Swanhilda and Frantz, the mysterious toy-maker named Dr. Coppelius with his life size dancing dolls and the “happily forever after wedding celebration”.
SBRI’s 49th Performing Season sponsored in part by:
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Amica Insurance, and Layered Security
Underwritten by The Citizens Bank Foundation. Media Sponsor*ABC 6