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Ballets with a Twist

Celebrate the holidays with a Twist! Cocktail Hour: The Show by New York City-based dance company, Ballets with a Twist, melds original choreography, music, and costume design in a series of sparkling vignettes. Watch as White Russian, Hot Toddy, and other spirits of the season spring off the menu and onto the stage in an evening of high-style merriment. You’ve never seen cocktails like these! About Ballets with a Twist From New York’s Lincoln Center to Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, Ballets with a Twist is reinventing the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment. Artistic Director Marilyn Klaus has created dances for the theater, film, music videos, and television. Her signature floorshow-to-stage style has received critical acclaim throughout the United States and Europe, from outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Dance Magazine, and Air Mail. Stephen Gaboury’s compositions have been performed by celebrated musicians nationwide. As a pianist, he has collaborated and toured the world with pop/rock icon Cyndi Lauper for more than a decade, most recently joining her alongside The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at its historic home venue. He has also accompanied such artists as Patti Labelle, Norah Jones, and Sarah McLachlan, and has performed at internationally televised events such as the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony and the New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop. Gaboury’s music has been heard in concert, on television, and in films (including Boyhood and American Beauty). Catherine Zehr is the artistic force behind the company’s costume design. Her creations evoke the origins and essence of each dance with dazzling colors and ornamentation. Zehr honed her skills while working at major American fashion houses, then by designing and manufacturing attire for her own label. She studied art and design at Washington University and New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, where she and the company delivered the presentation “Designing Costumes for Ballets with a Twist” as part of The Museum at FIT’s Fashion Culture series.

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December 29, 2023

7:30PM - 9:30PM


Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center - 226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA, 19380 226 N. High Street West Chester 19380 PA US

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