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EXPRESSIONS 
by Azara Ballet

November 17 & 18, 2023

Welcome to Azara Ballet's Inaugural Season Debut Performance! Expressions is a collection of 4 short contemporary ballets, featuring our talented ensemble of 14 professional dancers and showcasing the creative vision of emerging and diverse choreographers. This captivating production promises to ignite your emotions, as you are immersed in a world of stunning movement, evocative music, and profound artistic expression. 

Divine Serenity 
 Choreographed by Leiland Charles
Music by Connor Chee 

Navajo pianist and composer Connor Chee is known for combining his classical piano training with his Native American heritage. Leiland brings to life a physical manifestation of the beauty in Connor's songs through choreography that reflects the serenity found in nature. 

November 17th 7pm &  November 18th 7pm Cast

Avery Held, Kate Flowers, Martin Roosaare, Elise Csizmadia, Olivia Huseonica, Rebecca Kimsey, Robert Stanley

November 18th 2pm Cast

Cecilia Roddy, Mattison Bedinghaus, Martin Roosaare, Anna Marie Parish, Olivia Huseonica, Rebecca Kimsey, Robert Stanley

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Lost & Found
Choreographed by Martin Roosaare

Music by Gabriel Gaffney Smith & others

Lost & Found tells the story of the despair that is felt when growing up in a broken family environment. The dances take you through heartache, pain, and loneliness to ultimately discover the magic that can be found through love and chosen family. 

 

Cast: Martin Roosaare, Joseph King, Sarah Dawn, Olivia Huseonica, Kate Flowers, Elise Csizmadia, Rebecca Kimsey, Sammi Efaw, Avery Held, Cecilia Roddy, Anna Marie Parish, Mattison Bedinghaus

Resilience
Choreographed by Kate Flowers & Martin Roosaare
Music by various composers

This piece showcases 5 dances and examples of resilience; Personal resilience, resilience in women, resilience in romance, resilience when faced with isolation, and collective resilience. 

Cast: Robert Stanley,  Elise Csizmadia, Marissa Smith, Mattison Bedinghaus, Olivia Huseonica, Joseph King, Sarah Dawn, Rebecca Kimsey, Sammi Efaw, Avery Held, Cecilia Roddy, Anna Marie Parish

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Symphony
Choreographed by Joshua Stayton

Music by Cody Fry

Inspired by a "La la land" theme, Joshua created Symphony as a way to express the many different types of relationships we experience in life and how those connections make us feel.

 

November 17th 7pm & November 18th 7pm

Robert Stanley, Avery Held, Kate Flowers, Martin Roosaare, Mattison Bedinghaus, Cecilia Roddy, Joseph King, Sarah Dawn

 

November 18th 2pm

Robert Stanley, Elise Csizmadia, Mattison Bedinghaus, Martin Roosaare, Marissa Smith, Sammi Efaw, Joseph King, Sarah Dawn

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