Closing out the 2023-24 season, Grand Rapids Ballet is thrilled to present “one of the greatest ballets of all time” (New York Times, October 2022), “In the Upper Room.” Choreographed by renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp this program pushes dancers to the edge of physical limits as the choreography draws on elements of classical ballet, jazz, tap dance, yoga, and boxing to create a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. This program also features the return of “Serenade,” Balanchine’s memorable 1934 neo-classic masterpiece. Featuring sweeping choreography, exquisite stage patterns, and iconic long tulle dresses, all paired with a lush score by Tchaikovsky. Two of ballet’s most celebrated works come together to create one unforgettable program to close out the season.
“In the 23-24 season, our audience will be able to experience a full range of what makes ballet so exciting. From the classical tradition of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ to the contemporary thrill of ‘In The Upper Room’ to our free Summer Dance Festival that celebrates the diversity of dance in our community, I am confident that this season will amaze, inspire, and perhaps most of all, connect us through the arts,” James said.
The 2023-24 season is thrilling for the GRB Company and Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Company alike. The Jr. Company is pleased to present two spectacular productions, “Carnival of the Animals” in October and “Snow White” in March, at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre.
Season Subscriptions are now available for returning, and new patrons; individual tickets will be available to the public later this summer. New this season, GRB is excited to offer a Family Package Subscription. This package differs from the organization’s traditional subscription packages in that it offers the best deal on tickets to all GRBs and GRBS Junior Company’s family-focused, story ballet performances, specifically. Perfect for families with young children who love Grand Rapids Ballet. For additional information on subscriptions, performance dates, and times, visit GRBALLET.COM.