For those who already purchased tickets
Saturday Matinee Ticket Holders: The Snow Queen has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Current tickets will be valid for the new performance date.
Sunday Matinee Ticket Holders: The Snow Queen has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Current tickets will be valid for the new performance date.
If you still hold tickets to the originally scheduled Saturday evening performance, please contact the Akron Civic Theatre box office for inquiries related to refunds or of attending one of the rescheduled shows.
For any questions or concerns regarding the new performance dates or refunds, please call the Civic Box Office at 330 253 2488 during regular box office hours, Monday – Friday 10 am to 4 pm
If you are unable to attend, please consider donating a ticket
Please consider donating your ticket or purchasing a ticket as a donation if you cannot make it for the new dates. Ballet Excel Ohio is a nonprofit youth ballet company. Ticket revenues from our yearly Civic performances are a crucial part of our budget. If you are unable to make it to our March 2021 performances would you consider donating your existing ticket or purchasing a ticket as a donation to help cover the cost and ensure we can continue to provide high quality performance and ballet instruction in Northeast Ohio. To make a donation please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take it from there
Please Enjoy a Free Virtual Performance of “I Love Shapes”
This virtual performance was made possible by a collaboration between Ballet Excel Ohio and the wonderful people at the City of Cuyahoga Falls Parks & Recreation Department. Both the City of Cuyahoga Falls and Ballet Excel Ohio are striving to find ways to safely bring art and entertainment to the community in these uncertain times. Please enjoy the show!
Choreographed by Ohio native and world renowned choreographer Tom Evert, “I LOVE SHAPES” celebrates the elementary forms of lines, circles, triangles, and squares in a dynamic modern dance. This imaginative and innovative ballet brings basic shapes to life through a visually stunning performance. It was conceived as a means of introducing young audiences and classically trained young dancers to the concepts of modern dance which tend to be more abstract, through the use of basic shapes familiar to them. Rather than tell a story as a traditional ballet might, it paints a visual picture using the shapes which the dancer’s movements create. Through interweaving and juxtaposing the basic shapes, a multilayered, three-dimensional texture emerges. The dancers create levels of energy from tranquility to frenzy through their movements as set to the mood ranges of the music.
“I LOVE SHAPES” was the first modern work to be added to the repertoire of Ballet Excel Ohio, formerly the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet, and the first commissioned for a youth ballet.
Choreographed by Tom Evert
An Original Modern Ballet
World Premiere: March 10-11, 1989
(Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, Ohio)
Reprise: August, 18 2020
( Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
Original Score by Sebastian Anthony Birch