Concert Series

 
 

 

ArtsLink presents "Beauty and the Beast" ballet
at the Lincoln Theater on Sunday, October 28 at 3pm.
From L-R: Laura Tighe as the Beast and Madelyn Tiu as Belle.

ArtsLink’s 2018-19 Concert Series continues on Sunday, October 28 with a performance of “Beauty and the Beast” by the Oglebay Institute Youth Ballet. The show will start at 3pm at the Lincoln Theater with opening numbers by the All Valley School of Dance. This season’s ballets are sponsored by Marble King.

OI’s Youth Ballet Company dances the journey of Belle, a caring, intelligent, beautiful, young woman who attempts to rescue her father and is captured by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress.

With friends, villains and life lessons along the way, the show is a contemporary production featuring dozens of beautifully costumed dancers and captivating dances of original choreography. “Our ballet performances feature well-loved stories that children can relate to. Kids not only get excited about seeing characters they love, but also see stories presented in new and interesting ways,” said Oglebay Institute director of dance Cheryl Pompeo.

Oglebay Institute’s team of seven choreographers based its ballet on the traditional 18th Century story by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve but weaved in elements from modern-day versions.

“We have taken ideas from both the original story as well as the Disney version and the movie, but have created an original piece of choreography that should entertain the audience with familiar music, beautiful costumes and fabulous dancers,” said Pompeo.

Tickets for ArtsLink members are $10 for an individual and $20 for a family (2 adults and kids under 18), for non-members $15 for individuals and $25 for a family, students are $5, and will be available at the door. Additionally, season tickets are available for the remaining 5 concerts in the series. The cost is $36 for an individual and $72 for a family. In purchasing a Family Season Ticket, there’s a savings of $28 over the single event ticket price; an Individual Season Ticket will save $14.

Funding for this program made possible with assistance from The City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, Ohio Valley Online, and the EQT Foundation. This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.
 
 
 
 
ArtsLink’s 2018-19 Concert Series will continue through April, offering versatile and expressive interpretations of both American music and dance.

The Christmas season will be ushered in Monday, Dec. 3 with the Mid Ohio Valley Ballet classic presentation of The Nutcracker. This whimsical ballet brings beautiful fantasies, sugar plum dreams, and waltzing snowflakes to the classic American holiday experience. The 7 p.m. show at the Lincoln Theater is sponsored by Marble King.

The series continues with a concert on Thursday, March 14. Charlie Chaplin has been making audiences laugh for over a hundred years now, and you’ll find out why in Funny Bones, hosted by renowned physical comedian Dan Kamin. Dan trained Robert Downey Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in Chaplin and created Johnny Depp's comedy moves for Benny and Joon. In Funny Bones he’ll screen a newly restored print of The Pawnshop, Chaplin's 1916 comic masterpiece, then peel the layers of the film to reveal its surprising secrets. The 7:30 p.m. event at the Lincoln Theater is sponsored by Mensore Distributing. The engagement of Dan Kamin is made possible through the West Virginia Special Presenters Initiative Program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

Pianafiddle conclude the series on Tuesday, Apr. 2 at the Gold Derrick Gallery in Sistersville. Is it bluegrass? Is it jazz? Is it classical, old time, ragtime, or blues? If Pianafiddle is performing, the answer is YES! Beginning only with a familiar tune, violinist/fiddler Adam DeGraff and pianist Randy Morris improvise as they go, blending the traditional, the unwritten, and the spontaneous in compelling performances that range literally from Bach to Bluegrass. This 7:30 p.m. performance is sponsored by Logan Hassig.

Funding for these programs is made possible with financial assistance from the City of New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, and Ohio Valley Online. This concert series is presented with financial assistance from the WV Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs, or for additional information, call the ArtsLink office at 304-455-2278.
 
 
 

ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility
wherever possible.  Accessible seating is available for all
events.  Persons with special needs may contact
us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.

 

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