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January 7, 14, 20 Cinderella PlanoMetropolitanBallet enchants audiences of all ageswith an original ballet rendition of Cinderella. This endearing tale follows the escapades ofCinderella, herwicked step-mother and her not-so- charming step-sisters.Of course therewill be a handsome prince and lots of princesses and ladies-in-waiting thatwill try their best towin the prince’s heart.Cinderellawill be surrounded by her faithful cat as well as bluebirds, cardinals and housemice as she tries tomake the best of her dreary home life. The fairy godmother charms audiences with hermagical powers as she preparesCinderella for the ball and the chance to escape fromthe clutches of thewicked step-mother.Plano MetropolitanBallet is under the direction ofArtisticDirectorCindi LawrenceHansonwho also serves as a choreographer alongwith NatalieAnton,KatiePuder andCloeColeman. January 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm; January 14 at 3:00 pm&7:00 pm; and January 20 at 7:00 pm at TheCourtyard Theater, 1509AvenueH, Plano, TX75074. $15.

Pictured: TITAS presentsAmericanBallet Theatre. Pictured: StellaAbrera andGennadi Saveliev inAlexeiRatmansky’s “Seven Sonatas.” Photo:Gene Schiavone

January 21-22 Sharp Show

The annual Sharp Showfeaturesworks choreographed and produced by seniors intheSouthernMethodistUniversityMeadows School of theArtsDivisionofDance. January 21, 2012 at 8:00 pmand January 22 at 7:00 pminthe Sharp Studio,RoomB100 –OwenArts Center, SouthernMethodistUniversity, 6101Bishop,Dallas, TX75205. Free.

February 3 Moulin Rouge®-The Ballet

Canada’sRoyalWinnipegBallet is bringing its box office sensation MoulinRouge®- TheBallet toNorthTexas audiences.MoulinRouge®- The Ballet, brought to youbyEisemannCenterPresents, featureshigh-kicking choreography and a passionate story of love, ambitionandheartbreak fromthe longest operating ballet company inNorthAmerica. February 3, 2012 at 8:00 pmintheHill PerformanceHall,EisemannCenter, 2351 PerformanceDrive,Richardson, TX75082. $45-$65. 972-744-4650.

Pictured: PlanoMetropolitanBallet in “Cinderella.”

January 20 American Ballet Theatre

Considered one of the greatest ballet companies in theworld today, American Ballet Theatre is a rare gemin the global cultural landscape.Under the direction ofKevinMcKenzie, thisworld- class company,with astonishingly gifted dancers and extraordinary repertoire, continues to performin theworld’s greatest theaters bringing audiences across the globe to their feet.Having only been inDallas once in the last 30 years, TITAS and theAT&T PerformingArts Center is proud to bringABT back toDallas to the newest grand theater, theWinspearOperaHouse.ABT is the onlymajor cultural institution to havemademore than 15 interna- tional tours to 42 countries, aswell asU.S. tours, performing for more than 600,000 people. The company featuresmany of the world’smost renowned and sought after ballet stars.Only a hand- ful of ballet companies equalABT’s combination of size, scope and talent. These performances are definitely not-to-be-missed.Dance doesn’t get any better than this. January 20, 2012 at 8:00 pmat the theWinspearOperaHouse, 2403 Flora St,Dallas, TX 75201. $12-$125.

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Pictured:Eisemann Center PresentsRoyalWinnipegBallet’sVanessa Lawson. Photo:David Cook

DANCE!NORTHTEXAS a publication of the dance council of north texas vol. 14 • no. 4

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