Ballet Beyond Borders premieres in Los Angeles
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre of Missoula recently announced the Los Angeles/Westchester premiere of its signature Ballet Beyond Borders dance challenge, festival and diplomacy exchange. Ballet Beyond Borders will be held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Aug. 7-10 with special performances at the Los Angeles International Airport as well as collaborations on the Loyola Marymount University campus.
Originally launched at the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre headquarters in Missoula, Ballet Beyond Borders is a global festival that provides a cultural, educational and diplomatic exchange to further human understanding and spark vital communication.
“Due to heightened international interest and demand, we’re proud to bring the Montana-born Ballet Beyond Borders to Los Angeles, which is a global hub for the exchange of artistry, dance and diplomacy,” said Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre artistic director and Ballet Beyond Borders executive director, Charlene Campbell Carey. “Dancers are natural diplomats and through Ballet Beyond Borders, they can elevate their artform and serve as a catalyst for promoting cooperation, easing conflict and creating mutual understanding.”
About Ballet Beyond Borders
BBB is open to professional and amateur dancers and students from all around the world and offers daily workshops, unique performance experience, cultural programs and a diplomacy conference in addition to the competition. BBB presents classical ballet and all genres of dance, from folkloric and Native American traditions to hip-hop, tap and contemporary choreography.
The BBB dance challenge will be held at the state-of-the-art Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The master classes, special events, film screenings and “Cultural Diplomacy in a Changing World” conference will take place on the Loyola Marymount University campus.
Prizes, Scholarships & Education: Prizes will include cash, scholarships, and awards to prestigious programs in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to first, second and third place in every category, special recognition prizes will be awarded from the distinguished international jury panel.
All amateurs, students and professionals of all nationalities are eligible and encouraged to apply for the BBB dance challenge. Participants will also have the opportunity to express themselves and compete in an essay contest reflecting on the mission of Ballet Beyond Borders.
For registration information and official Ballet Beyond Borders Dance Challenge Rules & Regulations, visit www.rmbt.org/bbb-index.