The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas Performs at the McNay Art Museum
September, 2011The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas (BCSTX) will present selections from Act II of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, Swan Lake on Sunday, September 25 at the McNay Art Museum’s exhibition of Shakespeare to Sondheim: Designs from the Tobin Collection. BCSTX Conservatory Company members will perform in the McNay’s Leeper Auditorium at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
Audiences at both performances will have an opportunity to ask BCSTX Company members questions and along with craft their own swan headdress or sorcerer mask.
“We are very excited to collaborate with the McNay Art Museum for this exhibition,” says Kym Lanier, BCSTX Director. “The Tobin Collection is really one to be seen. This particular collection will feature several designs along with tutus from a Houston Ballet performance of Swan Lake. We hope our presentation will take audiences full circle by seeing the intricate costumes and then watching our performance. We are truly honored to be a part of the event.”
The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas performance of Swan Lake
is free with museum admission. Please visit mcnayart.org
for further information.
The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas (BCSTX)
The mission of The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas (BCSTX) is to fulfill the developmental needs of serious young dancers, regardless of economic background, in a safe, nurturing and pre-professional dance company environment. BCSTX does so by raising money for scholarships, providing high quality studio education in dance and careers in dance performance and education. BCSTX is also dedicated to educating and inspiring underserved children in San Antonio through providing free tickets to the company’s performances and free lecture demonstrations in schools, social service centers and other community locations.
Built by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay in the 1920s, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence opened as Texas’s first museum of modern art in 1954. Today more than 100,000 visitors a year enjoy works by modern masters including Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In June 2008, the museum opened the 45,000-square-foot Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions designed by internationally renowned French architect Jean-Paul Viguier. Nearly doubling the McNay’s exhibition space, the Stieren Center includes outdoor sculpture galleries.
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