Coming off the success of the film "Black Swan," ballet is going main stream. There are few TV shows which pay homage to the art form and there are more coming. The CW's newest reality show "Breaking Pointe" follows dancers in Salt Lake City, while the TV drama "Bunheads" delivers a scripted look at the world of ballet. And the NYC ballet company Ballets with a Twist uses new music and interesting wardrobe for their shows.
Ballet is finally letting its hair down and heading to Happy Hour with the upcoming performance of "Cocktail Hour" at New York City's most buzzed about new performance space XL Cabaret on Thursday, June 14th at 8:00pm.
Marilyn Klaus started dancing in California with Busby Berkeley dancer Gladys Gartman, vaudeville star Mae Murray, and with members of the Quitzow family who taught in the tradition of Isadora Duncan at their Temple of the Wings.
Having also studied technique and composition with the legendary Carmelita Maracci, Ms. Klaus has presented choreography in the United States and Europe to much critical acclaim. "Cocktail Hour" has seduced audiences and critics alike with The Huffington Post calling Klaus "a hip ballet romantic" and The New York Times praising her as "witty and fantastic."
The performance will also feature original music by Stephen Gaboury, who has collaborated with Ms. Klaus for over 20 years. Gaboury received a Grammy nomination in 2004 for his work with pop/rock legend Cyndi Lauper and he has performed with A-list talent including Patti Labelle, Suzanne Vega and Ute Lemper. His music has also been featured in film and television. Catherine Zehr is the creative force behind the unique costume design evoking the origins and spirit of each libation with a refreshing use of style and color.
With its tremendously familiar appeal, "Cocktail Hour" is sure to provide an intoxicating evening of dance for audiences both new and experienced to the captivating world of ballet. To purchase tickets, please visit www.showclix.com.
For more information on Ballets with a Twist, please visit their website (www.balletswithatwist.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/gotoBalletswithaTwist).
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