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Civic Ballet's Concert Dec. 2

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Rheeta Sharma

Civic Ballet’s Concert Dec. 2

Rhetta Sharma will be one of the featured artists performing with the Ann Arbor Civic Ballet’s Christmas Concert on Dec. 2, at the U-M Power Center for Performing Arts.

During the 2:30 p.m. children’s program, Miss Sharma, a student at the University, will perform two dances: (1) Bharatha Natyam, and Indian classical which is considered the oldest classical dance form in the world. The theory is still strictly drawn from the treatise, Bharatha Natya Sastra, compiled about the 2nd Century B.C. (2) a South Indian Gypsy (folk) dance.

Also included in the afternoon program are the German Folk Dancers from German Park, directed by Atto Moehrle, Jr.; and the children from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church who will perform two Greek folk dances, Samiotisa (the girl from Samas) and Harapika (the Butcher Dance). They are under the direction of Krysa Kaumparakis Szabo.

The Ann Arbor Civic Ballet will feature Hansel and Gretel, a story ballet choreographed by Mary Jane Williams and TeDee Theofil.

In addition, at 8 p.m., the Ann Arbor Civic Ballet will offer and adult program in the Power Center. Artist for this performance is Sylvie Pinard Lambert, who will present a modern dance, Amiboisme. Miss Lambert was soloist and teacher for “Groupe de la Nouvel Aire” in Montreal, Canada, and performed at Place des Arts and Monument National in Montreal and Conseil des Arts in Ottawa, Canada, as well as television performances in Montreal.

Featured soloists in the Civil Ballet’s presentation of Les Sylphides by Chopin-Glazunow are Susan Beneteau, Kathy Birchmeier, Gail Brennan, Steve Janick and TeDee Theofil.

Tickets are available at Chelsea Flower Shop, Hutzel’s, Stanger’s Designs, Sylvia Studio of Dance, The Yum Yum Tree, or may be obtained just prior to performance at the Power Center’s box office.