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Connecticut Ballet, Razzle Dazzle at The Bushnell

Connecticut Ballet is up to some pretty cool and interesting things...


In case you missed it, last week eight company dancers performed a piece entitled ‘Babble’ in the lobby of 99 Pratt Street, each in a window space meant for... mannequins? window dressings? Who knows.. but one thing is for sure, the space was PERFECT for this dance piece.


Audience members roamed freely around the lobby to gaze at the entrapped dancers, four on each side. The piece was innovative and artsy and, most of all, super intimate. When has any 'normal' person been a foot away from a ballerina? Seeing dance, particularly ballet from such a close proximity was astounding.. to see the leg muscles in action.. facial expressions that would have gone missed from afar.. and from the right angle, the dancers communicating.


All in all, not a bad way to spend a mid-week lunch break!


This Saturday, April 21, the Connecticut Ballet is hosting their 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration. The great part about this event are the different ticket options, so anyone can choose how they want to celebrate with the ballet, whether it be just the performance, add getting down with the Glamour Girls and company dancers at the after party, or the whole she-bang and adding dinner.

Regardless of the type of ticket, anyone going to this event is guaranteed to have a spectacular time!

Tickets for the performance only ($63.00 Orchestra, $43.00 Mezzanine) are available exclusively through The Bushnell Box Office over the phone at 860-987-5900 or in person.

Ticket packages for the performance plus onstage after party ($78.00 per person) are available at The Bushnell Box Office online, over the phone at 860-987-5900 or in person, and through Connecticut Ballet at 860-293-1039 or 203-964-1211.

Ticket packages to the patron’s dinner, performance and onstage after party ($175.00 per person, $1400.00 for a table of eight) are available exclusively through Connecticut Ballet at 860-293-1039 or 203-964-1211.

Comments (1)

I've never danced proasseionflly, but I danced through out college and performed a good bit during that time. I can't afford studio classes anymore not until I'm working at least! I don't foresee any performances, other than rocking the dance floor at a club (maybe) once a month, but the itch never seems to go away! I make up my own classes and follow some Finis Jhung DVD's at home these days. Earlier this year I had to deal with pilodonal disease (If you don't know what it is, you might not want to it's pretty horrid). I'm just now getting back to a normal range of motion. Of course, as a dancer, the range of motion you strive for is FAR beyond what's natural. I've definitely lost a lot of strength and flexibility, but that just encourages me to keep going (Shhh, don't tell my body it's 30, lol).This has been a pretty slow and painful process. However, I find that NOT dancing leads to even more little aches and pains. My body just craves the movement! And it keeps me in a much better place emotionally as well. What a beautiful way to work off any stress that life brings!Keep dancing regardless of what else is going on in your life!

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