OBT is making an appearance at the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts in Bozeman, Montana this weekend. Anne Mueller, offered the opportunity to present ballet at the festival, got together four of her fellow dancers and choreographed a new ballet that they will perform there, along with Balanchine's Apollo (which OBT performed here at home in the 2006-7 season). Her new piece, tentatively titled "Hotcakes and Heartaches" (or something along those lines, she assured me), is a series of solos, duets, and trios set to a collection of fantastic Patsy Cline songs. I watched the dancers rehearse a little bit last week. It's wonderful--- lighthearted but a little poignant, choreographically interesting and fun to watch. It's light and colorful and I'm sure will be a hit!
Here's more information about the Sweet Pea Festival, for anyone who happens to be in or near Bozeman this weekend and wants to check it out:
Anne's ballet will also be performed at OBT Exposed at the end of August in a free performance, open to the public, so stay tuned for details on that.