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33rd Annual Festival of Dance, Saturday, 3/19 at 8pm

February 10, 2016
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On Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 8 p.m., the Ulster Ballet Company will proudly present The 33rd Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, NY. Since 1983, the festival has showcased both aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles and techniques. Each year, its stunning, original programs captivate dance enthusiasts of all ages. There are very few dance productions in the Hudson Valley where one can experience phenomenal, first-rate dancing of so many different genres, all in one night!

The Festival of Dance is an electrifying, explosive, and dynamic coming together of dance companies and dance styles from around the metropolitan area and around the region. Highlighted will be performances by returning favorites: Silver Screen Ballroom, Syncopated City Dance Company, The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Energy Dance Company, and our own Ulster Ballet Company. Also performing in this high quality, original program will be newcomer, NEVILLE Dance Theatre.

From the metropolitan area comes Silver Screen Ballroom, partner dancing at its best, in the style of movie greats, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Syncopated City Dance Company, a dynamic New York City Company, takes its inspiration from the jazz era of the 1920s to the 1950s. From the Albany region comes, The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company presenting provocative contemporary modern dance, is celebrating its 25th performance season. From the Mid-Hudson Valley comes, Energy Dance Company, sure to excite the audience with its entertaining versions of Hip-Hop, Reggae and Latin Dance Styles. The Ulster Ballet, who will not only be hosting the event, but will be presenting original choreography as well.

New to Festival this year is NEVILLE Dance Theatre. Neville Dance Theatre has been hailed as “compelling,” “imaginative,” and a “pure delight” by both critics and patrons alike for over 10 years. Founded in 2006 in New York City by international performer and choreographer Brenda R. Neville, the company excels in bringing innovative and emotionally charged contemporary dance works that explore our shared world and the vastness of the human spirit to audiences of all ages.

Be sure to come out and support the Ulster Ballet Company at Kingston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 13th, 2016. The parade steps off from the Kingston Plaza in the historic stockade area of uptown Kingston and continues through the City of Kingston to the Rondout section of town.

Tickets for Ulster Ballet’s Festival of Dance are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and UPAC/Bardavon members, and $15 for children under 12. Discounted tickets are available to groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, call the UPAC box office at 845-339-6088; visit Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com, or call 800-745-3000.

In an effort to reach out to the community, the Ulster Ballet Company is offering a discounted ticket price of $15 to employees of HealthQuest; Health Alliance; Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center; Marist, Bard and Vassar Colleges; City of Kingston and County of Ulster employees, members of the YMCA, and Kingston and New York City Police and Firefighters. Present your employee/student ID, or membership card to the UPAC box office when purchasing tickets.

The Ulster Ballet Company is a non-profit organization that has been bringing area residents innovative and creative dance entertainment since 1977. For further information, visit www.ulsterballet.org or call 845-246-4316.


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