STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Ready to make a large splash?
The Staten Island Ballet’s once-a-year gala is diving in for a extensive-awaited return to our social season with a night time of entertaining, feasting and an usually-great show.
The evening’s theme “By The Sea” is a salute and reflection on daily life over, and down below, our waters, claimed Ellen Tharp, creative director of the ballet.
“One scribe lengthy back put it this way: ‘From the sea rises lifestyle itself, for good interesting to all humankind and the planet.’ I concur, but watch out for the sharks,” Tharp mentioned.
In the convenience of the excellent ship Richmond County Region Club, gala visitors will uncover quick sailing to reel in thousands of dollars of treasures awaiting them at the celebration, established for Friday, Sept. 17, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the stately mansion in Dongan Hills.
Between stars of the gala are the Metropolitan Opera Ballet’s endearing partner and spouse dance few, Ana Luizi and Junio Teixeira, who grace Lincoln Center’s stage and look frequently with the Staten Island Ballet.
They will headline the gala’s splashy floor present in a lovers’ duet, designed for them in among their preparations for new roles in movie, and Tv up coming time.
What is much more, 15 dancers of the Staten Island Ballet are carrying out an authentic, Vegas-styled clearly show.
And chat about unconventional. The theme’s picture distribute shows a real ballerina in tights and pointe sneakers dancing on her toes in the beach front sand.
“It seems like an extremely hard undertaking to dance in sloshy sand,” stated Tharp.
“But we wanted to illustrate one thing: inspite of how messy points appear, we can attain pretty much anything. Like harmony in the two wonderful realms of our earth – the skies and the seas.”
Recording artist Ryan Kelly and her orchestra of cabaret circuit stars also will carry out. Guests can just take property an array of reward prizes ranging from diamonds, pearls and rubies to designer fashions, rare spirits, elegance companies and perfumes.
Also in the method is an auction of classic jewellery from the estate of philanthropist and cultural chief Lucille Chazanoff.
Proceeds from the party assist guidance the ballet’s not-for-revenue mission of arts education and free of charge exhibits.
Reservations are necessary. Mobile phone 718 668-2670 or stop by www.SIBallet.org.
Tickets to the gala are $200 for every human being, tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.