Dances Among the Roses: A Celebration of Dance
Holt Ballet Conservatory in collaboration with St. Josephs Cultural Center presents Dances Among The Roses an outdoor celebration of dance, June 19, 2021. We will revive material from Holt Ballet Conservatorys repertory and perform in the rose garden surrounding St. Josephs Cultural Center in downtown Grass Valley. A dance performance in the rose garden is our response to the challenges presented by restrictions associated with the Covid-19 virus. We look forward to exploring the possibilities involved with site-specific choreography. We hope you all want to be a part of this fun and challenging experience. All dancers train with Holt Ballet Conservatory, and range from age 6 through adult. Rehearsals have been underway since March. Glorious music from Vivaldi, Prokofiev, Deldevez, Minkus, Kanneh-Mason, and Chopin will accompany the dancers.
Each of the performances will be approximately 40 minutes long with seating limited to 28 chairs, arranged in a single line. Seating is around the perimeter of the lawns, behind a trimmed hedge. The setting is a rustic garden and path, with gravel, packed dirt, and some sections of old, weathered concrete. The audience will be moving through the garden area, with the performers, and three separate seated locations will be provided. We will endeavor to accommodate special accessibility needs, and request that any special needs be identified in advance.
Since the performance will be outside in the open air, we will be subject to the variables of the early summer weather conditions. We advise audience members to bring a broad brimmed hat, to protect from direct sun. Typical temperatures for this date have been in the low to mid-80s.
The Historic Rose Gardens have over 200 rose bushes, some over 100 years old. There are crepe myrtle trees, old holly trees, a rare white pomegranate tree, yew and other old-fashioned garden favorites.
St. Joseph's Cultural Center (View)
410 South Church Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
|Minimum Age: 2|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|