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Victoria Ballet Theatre Presents Fall for Dance

  • Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts 214 N Main St, Victoria, TX 77904 USA (map)

Victoria Ballet Theatre is excited to continue a new tradition in “Fall for Dance” which will feature a mixed repertory of classical and contemporary pieces highlighting the talent of their company. Victoria Ballet Theatre dancers will perform repertoire by renown choreographers such as LeeWei Chao of Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Darrell Cleveland formerly of Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Gerald Arpino, co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet. 

“Viva Vivaldi”, an Arpino ballet, will be presented with special permission of the The Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation. Viva Vivaldi premiered in 1965 and was the signature Joffrey work that opened and closed every season until 1970. Gerald Arpino choreographed the ballet to Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto in D-major for violin, strings, a cembalo, pincherle 151 and later re-orchestrated the pieces to feature a solo violinist and guitarist. Containing lyric romanticism, technical bravura, and great wit, Viva Vivaldi has become a staple of the Joffrey Ballet's repertoire.  Victoria Ballet Theatre is honored to present this ballet.

This year’s “Fall for Dance” will also feature the addition of a guest contemporary company from New York City, Elisa Monte Dance Company.  Hailed by critics, the company also features Victoria Ballet Theatre alumni, Mindy Lai.

“Ferocious energy…superb dancers…a performing tour de force.”  -New York Times

“…Persuasive top –notch, utterly committed dancing and choreographic invention that spans more than two decades…”  -New York Newsday


In pursuance of our mission to involve and enrich Victoria and surrounding communities through outstanding performances of dance and innovative educational opportunities, VBT is proud to present Elisa Monte Dance Company on the stage as well as a lecture demonstration for area fine arts students.

“The choice to dance is completely instinctual, completely compelling.  We all struggle through life trying to understand why we’re here and what we’re doing. For me, dance has always been my way of communicating, of finding answers. There was just no other path.”  -Elisa Monte

$15 Students and Seniors
$25 All Others

Season tickets available now at the Leo J. Welder Center box office, at  and at 361.570.TKTS. 
Admission price plus Leo J. Welder Center surcharge of $1. All seats reserved. Visa & Mastercard accepted.

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