Neglia Ballet- Spring Gala

 

 

Join Us

for

An Intimate Evening

of

Exquisite Performances  

by Acclaimed Dancers

 

Followed

by

 A Champagne

Dessert Reception

with 

Dancer Meet & Greet

 


Tickets Can Be Purchased at the Door 7:00-7:25pm

On May 10th Neglia Ballet is excited to bring back our SPRING GALA with the addition of our 1st Annual Spotlight Award honoring Daniel Hart, Executive Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra!

Neglia Ballet’s Spring Gala is an enjoyable evening showcasing pieces from talented ballet and contemporary dancers – truly an evening to sit back, relax and enjoy world-class performances by local and internationally acclaimed artists.

Featured Performances:

  • Dana BentonYosvani Ramos, Colorado Ballet

  • Jennifer Grace and Joshua Stayton, Tulsa Ballet in an excerpt from Ma Cong's inspiring "Glass Figures" which recently had its debut at the Joyce Theater in NYC with wide acclaim: "The ballet was breathtakingly beautiful. Glass Figures elicited joy, awe and a visceral emotionsl response." Grace is a rising star of the ballet world and will be on the cover of June/July issue of Pointe Magazine, an honor reserved for only an elite few dancers worldwide!
  • Seyong Kim & Eun-Kyung Chung
  • Vilia Putrius & Mindaugas Bauzys formerly of Festival Ballet in Providence

  • Sergio Neglia and puppeteer Michele Costa in an encore performance of “La Vida” choregraphed by world famous choreographer, Viktor Plotnikov

  • Maggie Weatherdon, Neglia Conservatory Pre-Professional student will debut a a contemporty piece by world famous choreographer, Viktor Plotnikov. We are also proud to announce that Maggie was one of the 119 dancers from 19 countries to be invited to compete at the exclusive USA International Ballet Competition in June!

  • Stephanie Waite- Top 12 Winner at Youth American Grand Prix 2018, a tribute to the high-quality training they receive at Neglia Conservatory of Ballet

 

Please enjoy some highlights of last spring mixed repertoire performance at Nichols Flickinger PAC. All photos are courtesy of local Buffalo photographer, Gene Witkowski. 

 

  • Premiere: "Concerto Duante" Choregraphed by Ariel Rose, performed by Emily Bromberg & Ariel Rose
  • Premiere: "Concerto Duante" Choregraphed by Ariel Rose, performed by Emily Bromberg & Ariel Rose
  • Premiere: "Concerto Duante" Choregraphed by Ariel Rose, performed by Emily Bromberg & Ariel Rose
  • Premiere: "Concerto Duante" Choregraphed by Ariel Rose, performed by Emily Bromberg & Ariel Rose
  • Premiere: "Concerto Duante" Choregraphed by Ariel Rose, performed by Emily Bromberg & Ariel Rose
  • Premiere: "Concerto Duante" Choregraphed by Ariel Rose, performed by Emily Bromberg & Ariel Rose
  • Premiere: "Concerto Duante" Choregraphed by Ariel Rose, performed by Emily Bromberg & Ariel Rose
  • Premiere: "Concerto Duante" Choregraphed by Ariel Rose, performed by Emily Bromberg & Ariel Rose
  • Premiere: "Concerto Duante" Choregraphed by Ariel Rose, performed by Emily Bromberg & Ariel Rose
  • "Niris" choreographed by Yury Yanowsky, performed by Vilia Putrius and Mindaugas Bauzys
  • "Niris" choreographed by Yury Yanowsky, performed by Vilia Putrius and Mindaugas Bauzys
  • Pas de Deux from Carmen, Choreographed by Carlos Molina, Performed by Yuki Ogasawara and Carlos Molina
  • Pas de Deux from Carmen, Choreographed by Carlos Molina, Performed by Yuki Ogasawara and Carlos Molina
  • Premiere: "La Vida" choreographed by Viktor Plotnikov, performed by Sherri Campagni, Michele Costa & Sergio Neglia
  • Premiere: "La Vida" choreographed by Viktor Plotnikov, performed by Sherri Campagni, Michele Costa & Sergio Neglia
  • Premiere: "La Vida" choreographed by Viktor Plotnikov, performed by Sherri Campagni, Michele Costa & Sergio Neglia
  • Premiere: "La Vida" choreographed by Viktor Plotnikov, performed by Sherri Campagni, Michele Costa & Sergio Neglia
  • Premiere: "La Vida" choreographed by Viktor Plotnikov, performed by Sherri Campagni, Michele Costa & Sergio Neglia

Following the one-hour performance, guests will be invited to sip champagne, meet the dancers and enjoy lucious dessert donated by Current Catering

Neglia Ballet believes in making ballet accessible for everyone and that includes our audiences! New to dance? Think of the Spring Gala as an easy entry to the realm of world-class dance. It’s like a flight of fine wines or tastes of cheeses from around the world. As an audience member you get to experience a sampling of the best dancing delivered in a warm and personal setting. From classical ballet to contemporary to experimental, the audience will be transfixed by each performance – through music, costumes, lighting, and movement. Not only is it enjoyable, ticket sales raise funds to help Neglia Ballet continue the work they’ve done in Buffalo for over 20 years. Neglia Ballet is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and rely on gala ticket sales to fund programming, performances and community outreach. Your ticket purchase enables Neglia Ballet to make ballet accessible to everyone, in all sectors of our communities. 

 

TICKETS:

Pre-sale PATRON seating are $100 each;

$75 pre-sale for general seating or $80 at the door;

Limited number of $25 student section tickets (performance only) for high school, college students, Neglia students and alumni. 

 

 

If you’ve never been to a professional dance performance, it could be intimidating, but this night is perfect for the ballet novice AND dance virtuoso.

So newbies, here’s what you need to know:

  1. There are several separate pieces of various dance styles to enjoy. (Not one long story to follow)
  2. The dancers are athletic, beautiful and strong.
  3. The choreography (specific steps in harmony to the music) can be interpreted in many ways, so it's a unique experience to each person...you can't be wrong. 
  4. You will not be bored – silly you for thinking that way!
  5. You will be engaged by talented live artists (not actors recorded on a screen)
  6. It’s a Thursday night – it won’t interrupt your weekend plans.
  7. Champagne and dessert afterwards...yes, it's included in the ticket price so once you arrive, just enjoy yourself!
  8. You’ll depart feeling a connection to this art form and knowing that you’ve helped an important organization continue their mission.
  9. Oh, parking is easy and FREE!

Lets review: You get to experience a star-studded, world-class show without hopping on a train, plane or bus (WIN); you don't have to pay to park (WIN); you get celebrate with us by enjoying champagne and dessert (WIN); you get to meet the renowned artists after the performance (WIN); you get a night out with your friends/ family (WIN); your ticket purchase helps support culture and arts in Buffalo and surrounding communities (WIN) and we may be bias but, that is incredible, definitely worth attending!

Neglia Ballet’s Spring Gala

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Doors open at 7 pm

Flickinger Auditorium

Nichols School
1250 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14216


Thank you to our Event Co-Chairs 

Molly Anderson & Michael Zabel

 

& Honorary Committee Members

Philip DiNicola

Sean Ryan

Aaron Siegel


                                                                                                        

THANK YOU Performance Sponsors:


 

Sponsorship opportunities are available with VIP benefits.

Contact Kimberly Nicosia at Neglia Ballet to learn more. knicosia@negliaballet.org

 

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