The Romance of Dance Performance February 17th & 18th


A Valentine's Day themed dance performance, The Romance of Dance is presented by the Chambersburg Ballet at the Capitol Theatre's Wood Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg.

The Wood Center, Chambersburg's only black-box performance space, is an intimate and appropriate setting for this production of eight original short ballet and contemporary dance pieces, including the award-winning jazz-on-pointe ballet "Stratus", by Artistic Director, Lavinia Reid, who will be retiring in August after twenty-three years at the helm of the company.

Also featured:

  • Reid's "Winter Scene", a ballet set to six Strauss waltzes about the antics of ice-skaters, with a young hot-shot skater who enjoys "showing up" a teenage trio of a guy and two girls, and a pas de deux for a little boy and girl.
  • Reid's "Reverie", a dreamy and elegant barefoot modern dance blended with ballet movement, set to Debussy's iconic orchestral piece of the same title.
  • Two ballets seen at last summer's Chambersfest: One by former New York City Ballet ballerina Gretchen Patchell will be reprised, plus a scintillating contemporary dance, "The Sea", in bare feet for eight dancers by Chambersburg Ballet Soloist, Alcinda Burchill, and set to a modern adaptation of music by French composer, Erik Satie.
  • Premiere of a contemporary dance solo by long-time Chambersburg Ballet alumna, Laura Burkholder.

Tickets for The Romance of Dance are $15 for Adults, and Seniors, $12 for Students age 6-college, and $8 for Children age 5 & under. Buy tickets here.