Celebrate NOBA’s golden anniversary year with a star-studded evening featuring a stunning program of classical masterpieces from Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Raymonda, and Flower Festival of Genzano to contemporary works performed by international ballet superstars Maria Kochetkova & Vitor Luiz and world renowned artists Heather Ogden & Guillaume Côté from National Ballet of Canada, Victoria Jaiani & Temur Suluashvili from The Joffrey Ballet, Ji-Young Chae & Derek Dunn from Boston Ballet, Nayara Lopes & Sterling Baca from Pennsylvania Ballet and Glenn Allen Sims from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
The evening will begin with special performances by NOBA Center for Dance alumni and students, including a heartwarming tribute to New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint of the NOBA commissioned work by David Parsons, Lagniappe, that was performed with Toussaint at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on May 10, 2014. Plus, we will welcome home NOBA alumnus Alex Danna and fellow Texas Ballet Theater artist and New Orleans native Adeline Melcher performing an exquisite work by Ben Stevenson.
For the full NOBA 50th Anniversary experience, exclusive Gala packages are available. A very limited number of patrons will shift from audience to stage to join the featured artists for a gourmet three-course dinner prepared by 1718 Catering by the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, dancing, silent auction, and more! All Gala ticket purchases include premium seating for the Evening of Stars performance as well as admittance to the Gala seated dinner on stage with the artists, VIP parking, and the post-performance patron reception. Benefactor-level tickets also include admittance to the champagne intermission reception with white-gloved service, admittance to the February 11 Benefactor Dinner at the Windsor Court, and a treasured gift provided by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. Contact Francesca Martin for Gala packages at [email protected] or 504-522-0996 x 208.