Up close with the Sacramento Ballet

Ron Cunningham introduces the dancers of Sacramento Ballet's "Romeo and Juliet" at a final run-through in the Sacramento Ballet Studios. Photo by Sacramento365.com Managing Editor, Rachael Lankford.

Ron Cunningham introduces the dancers of Sacramento Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet” at a final run-through of the performance in the Sacramento Ballet Studios. Photo by Sacramento365.com Managing Editor, Rachael Lankford.

When our August Featured Artist Alexandra Cunningham asked if I wanted to attend a final run-through rehearsal for Sacramento Ballet’s upcoming Romeo and Juliet production, I knew I couldn’t say no. After work last Friday, I ventured over to the Sacramento Ballet Studios, where a row of chairs was set up in the dancers’ rehearsal floor.

Though I’ve been to the ballet before, I’d never been to one in such an intimate setting. Here, mere feet in front of my face, I watched as dancers tapped and twirled, leaped and lunged across the studio. Their passion and dedication for their art was evident on their faces as the timeless, tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet unfolded before me.

Storytelling through the art of dance is of the wordless sort, but filled with dazzling beauty, expressive emotion, and wonderful music. Don’t miss this performance — all finalized and fully costumed — when it arrives at the Community Center Theater, Oct 18-Oct 21. Show times are Thurs-Sat 7:30pm and Sun 2pm. Tickets start at $17 and are available here.

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