Performing in the Lake Charles Civic Ballet’s ''Christmas in Louisiana: Once Upon a Time'' will be, from left, Graceanne Lacombe, Andrew Anderson, Katelyn Chargois, Jordan Lee, Grace Helms and Adrian Durham. The ballet will hit the stage in December at the Rosa Hart Theater. (Special to the American Press)
Last Modified: Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:15 PM
The Lake Charles Civic Ballet will kick off the 2012-13 season with its annual Christmas performance, “Christmas in Louisiana: Once Upon a Time.”
This ballet tells the story of the early settlers of Southwest Louisiana. It is choreographed by Lady Holly Hathaway Kaough, artistic director of LCCB, with settings by Fred Stark. Children will delight as they experience Santa’s journeys to Louisiana throughout the state’s history. Performances will be held at the Rosa Hart Theater in Lake Charles Dec. 6, 7 and 8.
Next, LCCB will premiere “Assemblé 2013”. This performance, scheduled for March 2013, will be a collaboration among local artists in ballet and dance, inspired by the LCCB’s collaboration with the Lake Charles Symphony last year in presenting “Sleeping Beauty.” “Assemblé” will be a permanent feature in the LCCB’s performance rotation by presenting a new collaboration every other year. This year’s “Assemblé 2013” will feature the comedic ballet “Graduation Ball,” set to the music of Johann Strauss, and “The Fable,” an LCCB original, choreographed to music specifically composed for this ballet by Keith Gates. “Assemblé 2013 “will premiere at 7 p.m. March 16 and 3 p.m. March 17 at the Rosa Hart Theatre in Lake Charles.
The LCCB will end its season with the Spring Performance, where students of Lady Leah Lafargue School of the Dance will showcase their talent in ballet, tap and jazz. Dancers of LCCB will perform select works from an extensive repertoire. Performances will be held at the Rosa Hart Theater at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19.
For school group reservations and information visit www.lakecharlescivicballet.com or call 337-802-5779.