LAKE CHARLES CIVIC BALLET TO PERFORM ASSEMBLÉ 2016
Lake Charles, LA February 2016 – Lake Charles Civic Ballet’s Assemblé 2016 was recently named by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) as a Top 20 Event for March, 2016. The production was selected for being a unique and meaningful event in Southwest Louisiana. LCCB once again joins forces with numerous Southwest Louisiana artists to present Assemblé 2016—the original spring collaboration of the Lake Area on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Rosa Hart Theatre. Tickets are on sale now for this nationally honored event.
This year’s show will open with the one-act comical ballet Gâité Parisienne. Set in a fashionable Parisian cafe, this piece will leave audiences laughing as various characters search in vain for l’amour. Always a favorite, the Can-Can dancers thrill with high kicks and lightning fast turns. Amen, an original work fusing classical ballet and foot stomping tap dance with quintessential Dixieland jazz hymns, features live vocals by performing artists Tony James and Ashley Williams. It is performed in an old-fashioned tent-revival setting! The Goose with the Golden Legs brings Eloise Huber’s second children’s book to the stage and is set to live narration and original music by Chris Miller with illustrations by Robbie Austin. This beautiful tale reminds us of the importance of using one’s talents to serve others, a theme that is central to LCCB’s Assemblé mission! We’ve All Been There and Synergy, contemporary dances by choreographer Golden Wright, add another exciting dimension to the program. William G. Rose’s original composition, The Seasons, featuring live accompaniment by the Pastiche quartet, is a series of dances choreographed to capture both seasonal elements and emotional reactions to the seasons. Closing the program is the upbeat music of Leif Pedersen’s 1944 Big Band in A Night at the Sands, reminiscent of an evening in 1950s Las Vegas. Emcee Mark Judson introduces each musical selection in the style of a live broadcast of the era. With choreography by Rody Broussard of Bayouland Ballroom and the incredible vocals of Leif Pedersen, former featured vocalist with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, this show-stopping finale, set to the live, on-stage music of a 14 piece big band will leave the audience wanting more!
Performance dates for Assemble 2016
at the Rosa Hart Theatre
in Lake Charles, LA are Saturday, March 19 at 7:00 pm
andSunday, March 20 at 3:00 pm
. Ticket prices start at $20 and are on sale now by contacting The Civic Center Box Office/Ticketmaster at (337) 491-1432 or www.ticketmaster.com
The Lake Charles Civic Ballet (LCCB
), a 501c3 non-profit organization, has served the region for more than 45 years and is governed by a board of directors. LCCB is supported by grants from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the City of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, and the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau as Administered by the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana.