Come as You are Not – Come INCOGNITO!

incognito (900x535)INCOGNITO: Fiesta’s Masked Ball – an official Fiesta Event produced by The URBAN-15 Group – will be taking place on April 18th, 2015, 8 pm to Midnight, at the Whitley Conference Center, 285 Oblate Drive.

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Cinderella Sparkles — Ballet San Antonio

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Principals Sarah Pautz and Ian Morris. Photo by Alexander Devora courtesy of Ballet San Antonio

It was great to have the Lila Cockrell Theater essentially to ourselves on Wednesday night for the press preview dress rehearsal of Ballet San Antonio’s Cinderella. Well…Page and I, and aside from company personnel and support, a lovely group of children enjoying the ballet from The Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio. Detail: Anyone who knows me, knows that I do not pay children gratuitous compliments. These kids were very well behaved!

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Sneak Peek: Ballet San Antonio’s Cinderella

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When I heard that Ballet San Antonio was going to be performing Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella as their initial offering for the 2013-2014 season, my interest was immediately piqued. This is serious business. I was familiar with Stevenson from my days in the 1980’s as a ballet and modern dancer in Houston. During his 27-year tenure with Houston Ballet, he transformed it from a sleepy but promising regional company into an international powerhouse, actually in a relatively short period.  Ballet San Antonio isn’t fooling around. This commitment indicates grit. I needed to know more about what they are up to…

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