2019-2020 Dance Series

The Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts brings you an all new Dance Series! If you loved the Swan Lake program from last season or simply enjoy the magic of live music and exquisite movement together on stage, this is the perfect series for you.

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December 14, 2019, 2 PM and 7 PM
December 15, 2019, 2 PM
Stranahan Theater

Lisa Mayer-Lang, artistic director
Gen Horiuchi, choreographer
with additional choreography by Lisa Mayer-Lang and Marie Vogt

Toledo Ballet’s Nutcracker comes to life with exquisite dancing, breathtaking scenery, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live by the Toledo Symphony.

From the first sounds of the symphony tuning up to the dancers’ grand finale, Toledo Ballet’s 79th Annual Nutcracker is an experience you don’t want to miss!

February 14 & 15, 2020, 8 PM
Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Alain Trudel, conductor
BGSU Choruses
Toledo Ballet dancers

Vivier – Orion
Orff – Carmina Burana

O fortuna! Both sacred and profane, romantic and carnal, witness the earth-shaking sounds of Carl Orff’s awe-inspiring Carmina Burana—complete with epic chorus, orchestra and newly-created choreography. Unleash the inescapable forces of fortune and fate.

April 18, 2020, 8 PM
Stranahan Theater

From swing to hip-hop, from ballet to tango, The Evolution of Dance combines 150 years of classic and popular styles into one two hour spectacular. The TSO are joined by two special guests: Fly Dance Company, ten young men from Houston that bring together street dance and classical music, and Dancing Wheels, an inclusive dance company bringing together dancers both with and without disabilities. This boundary-defying show will be a delight for the entire family.

April 24, 2020, 8 PM
Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Alain Trudel, conductor

Dietz – Origin Story
Ravel – La Valse
Stravinsky – Petrushka

Witness this groundbreaking production of Stravinsky’s Petrushka, a story of a deadly love triangle. Featuring new, original choreography, spirited dancers join the TSO for this feast for the senses. Also, enjoy Ravel’s mesmerizing poem, La Valse, and a world premiere by Christopher Dietz.

May 1, 2020, 7 PM
May 2, 2020, 3 PM
Valentine Theatre

Toledo Ballet dancers

Prokofiev’s timeless tale of a boy and his animal friends’ bravery comes to life! Dancers from Toledo Ballet join the TSO to tell the story of this classic musical fable.




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