Performances - 2019-20 Season 63

Diversions 19
Fort Wayne Ballet Presents:

Diversions 19

FRESH, INNOVATIVE WORKS by master choreographers who enjoy playing with possibilities — as presented by Fort Wayne Ballet’s professional company of dancers who defy gravity and physics with this kinetic collection of artistic expressions.

DIVERSIONS 19 is designed to enlighten and entertain audiences with its diverse styles of dance and short stories without words — the only way to believe is to see!

  • Gerald Arpino’s Italian Suite
  • Edward Stierle’s Empyrean Dances
  • Sneak Peek of next season’s Dracula, something with a bit of, um, bite
  • 27 September 2019 / Fri - 7:30 PM*
  • 28 September 2019 / Sat - 7:30 PM*
*Pre-performance food and entertainment starts at 6:30 PM

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Fort Wayne Ballet Presents:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

FORT WAYNE BALLET STUDIOS

Huddle up for this one, kids, as we share the (only slightly) spooky tale of Ichabod Crane and his frightful evening encounter with the legendary Headless Horseman!

  • 19 October 2019 / Sat - 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM
The Nutcracker 2019
Fort Wayne Ballet Presents:

The Nutcracker 2019

FORT WAYNE’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY CLASSIC! A story of a young girl, a Nutcracker prince, and the evil Mouse King bring the whole family together to experience holiday magic and a fantastic journey through the Kingdom of Sweets. It’s more than a family tradition — it’s a holiday feast for the eyes and ears!

  • 06 December 2019 / Fri - 7:30 PM*
  • 07 December 2019 / Sat - 2:30 PM* and 7:30 PM*
  • 08 December 2019 / Sun - 2:30 PM
  • 10 December 2019 / Tue - 6:30 PM
  • 12 December 2019 / Thu - 7:30 PM
  • 13 December 2019 / Fri - 7:30 PM
  • 14 December 2019 / Sat - 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM
  • 15 December 2019 / Sun - 2:30 PM
*Performances with Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

Sugar Plum Parties

Sugar Plum Parties

Holiday treats, entertainment & shopping one hour prior. Opening weekend with Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Sugar Plum Parties following each weekend matinée.

Join the dancers immediately following each weekend matinée for festive holiday treats and fun photo opportunities! Tickets are just $8 each and available in advance at ArtsTix.org or by calling 260.422.4226

 

Special Sensory-Friendly Performance:  DECEMBER 10 at 6:30 PM

Fort Wayne Ballet is happy to partner with the support of AWS Foundation to provide a special Sensory-Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker for families coping with sensory sensitivities. Lower sound and lighting levels, reduced special effects, designated quiet areas and remote viewing in the lobby, and trained staff on-hand to accommodate families’ needs. Tickets are free and available by calling 260.422.4226. This performance is not open to the general public.

 

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And don’t forget MUTTcracker!

We’re proud to partner with Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control to include adorable, adoptable dogs during each performance that will be available to meet during intermission.

Love Notes
Fort Wayne Ballet Presents:

Love Notes

PARKVIEW PHYSICIANS GROUP ARTSLAB

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY with an evening of romance and passion as your Fort Wayne Ballet professional company tells tales of love, new and old, intrepid and intertwined, in this heartfelt performance. Perfect for Date Night . . . or Girls Night Out! Hors d’oeuvre treats and beverage stations available before the performance.

GENERAL SEATING: All tickets $20.

SPECIAL VIP TABLES FOR TWO with wine, roses, chocolates and premium stage-side seating. $50 per person for VIP tables.

NOTE:  Our 7:00 PM performances are SOLD OUT!
We have added a performance at 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 15.
We hope you and your Valentine will join us!

  • 14 February 2020 / Fri - 7:00 PM
  • 15 February 2020 / Sat - 7:00 PM
The Jungle Book
Fort Wayne Ballet Presents:

The Jungle Book

FORT WAYNE BALLET STUDIOS

Join Mowgli on his ventures into the jungle and encounters the cruel tiger, Shere Khan, but is saved by his jungle animal friends but eventually realizes he belongs with his own family.

  • 22 February 2020 / Sat - 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Fort Wayne Ballet Presents:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

ALL PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN CANCELED.

FOLLOW ALONG THE FOREST PATH INTO THIS WINSOME, DREAMY, AND SLIGHTLY MISCHIEVOUS ROMANTIC COMEDY as Fort Wayne Ballet’s professional company enacts and encounters the antics of Shakespeare’s energetic A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Two young couples of hapless humans stumble into a magical realm and become the humor of feuding fairies, whimsical gods, and the oh-so-plucky Puck. Lots of plots include loves and longings, marriages and misconceptions — but is it real? … or just a silly dream?!

  • 20 March 2020 / Fri - 7:30 PM*
  • 21 March 2020 / Sat - 2:30 PM* and 7:30 PM*
  • 22 March 2020 / Sun - 2:30 PM*
*All performances with Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Pre-performance food and entertainment starts one hour prior!

Fairy Garden Party

Following each matinée performance, join Fort Wayne Ballet dancers for a Fairy Garden Party! Meet your favorite character, get an autograph on a pointe shoe, enjoy fun photo opportunities and light refreshments.

Tickets just $10 per person.

Fairy Garden Tickets


Behind the Curtain.

Prior to the Friday, March 20th evening performance, take a tour backstage to view dancers in their pre-performance warm ups, final set and prop arrangement, costume shop and dressing preparations, and a Q&A ending with an Opening Night Champagne Reception.

Tickets just $5 per person.

Behind the Curtain Tickets


Conversations & Cocktails.

Conversations and Cocktails is prior to the Saturday, March 21st matinee performance. This pre-performance talk is designed to provide audience members with insights into A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring artistic staff along with drinks and light snacks.

Tickets just $5 per person.

Conversations and Cocktail Tickets


Special Sensory-Friendly Performance:  MARCH 22 at 6:30 PM

Fort Wayne Ballet is happy to partner with the support of AWS Foundation to provide a special Sensory-Friendly Performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for families coping with sensory sensitivities. Lower sound and lighting levels, reduced special effects, designated quiet areas and remote viewing in the lobby, and trained staff on-hand to accommodate families’ needs. Tickets are free and available by emailing Tracy Tritz at ttritz@fortwayneballet.org or by calling 260.484.9646. This performance is not open to the general public.

 

Progressions
Fort Wayne Ballet Presents:

Progressions

ALL PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN CANCELED.

FORT WAYNE BALLET STUDIOS

INNOVATIVE. INTERPRETATIVE. INSPIRING. Fort Wayne Ballet’s company shows some leg as they ditch the tutus and shares their true athleticism in works of their own choreography and artistic vision. Audience members can pick-andchoose their performance by selecting from the evening’s list of performances and progress from one studio to another.

Refreshments available throughout the evening.

  • 15 May 2020 / Fri - 7:00 PM
  • 16 May 2020 / Sat - 7:00 PM