Help every child experience dance
by supporting our Annual Gala
Special Guest Jock Soto
Patrons who attend the Friday night gala reception and performance at The Wildflower Playhouse will spend an amazing evening with Ballet Taos’ summer professional company dancers and special guest, Jock Soto.
You’ll be treated to delicious hors-d’oeuvres by chef Luis Fuentes, served by talented ballerinas from our pre-professional training program, costumed in tutus designed by artistic director, Megan Yackovich.
There will be a silent auction featuring the work of local photographer Rik Bowman, as well as other celebrated local artists, Carrie Schultz and Maria Samora.
You’ll be moved by the unmistakable sounds of ‘Flight of the Blue Dog,’ with Rich Greywolf on percussion and lead vocal, joined by Rosalie and Thomas Ziccarello on guitar and vocals, that fill the beautiful, new performance venue, The Wildflower Playhouse for your listening pleasure. Please feel free to dance.
Enjoy this special exclusive experience of amazing food, drink, music, and dance to support Ballet Taos’ scholarship fund, our 2022/23 performance season, training programs for young artists, and our community outreach programs.
Tickets $100, all proceeds go to assisting local children experience the joy of dance.
With Blueshift: The Chopin Project we invite audiences into a subtle dream-world that shifts between ancient and modern dances set to original music and re-compositions of famed composer Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin. The performance will feature sections from Les Sylphides, an 18th century classic by legendary choreographer Mikhail Mikhailovich Fokine set to the music of Chopin.
We will also present new choreography by artistic director, Megan Yackovich, and New York City Ballet’s Principal Dancer, Jock Soto, each of whom reimagine Chopin’s eternal scores into dance designed for modern audiences. Ballet Taos is excited to welcome six emerging professionals joining six young apprentices culminating in our first Summer Professional Company Project.
We would like to thank the community of Taos and are offering a night of dance
August 6th at 6 p.m. at the Taos Community Auditorium.
No purchase necessary, as it is our mission to bring dance to Taos.
Reservations are strongly recommended.
This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Culterual Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.