Classics to Contemporary

Ballet Acadiana's Premier 2015 Performance

Ballet Acadiana presents Classics to Contemporary and returns to the stage this November at the beautiful and historic Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, Louisiana to perform a collection of both classic and original works. 

Please reserve your tickets now for Saturday, November 7 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 pm. 

Internationally recognized dancers Arionel Vargas, formerly of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the English National Ballet, and Marize Fumero, formerly of the Cuban National Ballet and English National Ballet and currently with the Milwaukee Ballet Company, join Ballet Acadiana for this premier performance dancing alongside local company members. Dadier Aguilera, an award winning dancer and contemporary choreographer trained at the Cuban National Ballet and who has toured and performed internationally with Ballet de Camaguey, Centro ProDanza de Cuba, and Palacio das Artes Dance Company of Brazil, will also perform in three of the works presented. 

In this performance, Ballet Acadiana will present Pas de Deux from Don Quixote, Pas de Trois from Swan Lake, Mazurka from Coppelia, Majisimo, Carmen, and two original contemporary works. In addition, we are pleased to be performing Epitafio through special permission of Cuban choreographer Ivan Alonso, grandson of the great ballerina Alicia Alonso. The show will close with a walk down memory lane for many in the audience. Dadier Aguilera has choreographed a work to a medley of Bill Withers music that is sure to have everyone singing and swaying along. This work is a delight for both dancers and audience members alike!


Saturday, November 7th at 7:00 pm

Fireside Chat — Please come early for a conversation with artistic directors, Beverly F Spell and Dadier Aguilera, and guest artist, Arionel Vargas, in the lobby at 6:00 pm. 

Sunday, November 8th at 2:00 pm

Meet & Greet — Please stay around immediately following the performance for a chance to meet and take photos with the dancers. Cookies and punch will be provided.  


Grand Opera House of the South
505 North Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, Louisiana 70526