PINEDALE, Wyo. — The Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC) is proud to present the Chicago-based dance company “The Hiplet Ballerinas” this Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in the Sheppard Auditorium.
The Hiplet Ballerinas fuse classical pointe technique with African, Latin, Hip-Hop and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color. The company formed to make ballet accessible to all by mixing it with current popular songs that will be familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances.
Performances may incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe, all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements and struts against popular music that audiences will recognize from Black Violin to Beyonce.
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According to the New York Times, “If ballet aims for the ethereal, Hiplet, generally danced to pop music, is more concerned with earthiness. It has soulfulness, too; while the lower half of the body can be sharp and percussive, the upper half — how the arms connect with the back — conveys a natural flow.”
Tickets for The Hiplet Ballerinas are available online at pinedalefinearts.com and locally at Pine Coffee Supply, The Cowboy Shop, Office Outlets, The Big Piney Library and at the door on the night of the performance.
Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $7 students if purchased in advance, and $2 extra at the door.