Orlando Ballet Presents A Streetcar Named DesireThis spring, Orlando Ballet is delivering a spectacular and emotional tour-de-force! Orlando Ballet Presents A Streetcar Named Desire. The show is running from April 27-30, 2023 at Dr. Phillips Center’s Steinmetz Hall. You won’t want to miss this highly anticipated show from Opera Orlando.
A Streetcar Named DesireA Streetcar Named Desire is an emotional tour-de-force and a steamy ballet that dives deep into the mind of Blanche Dubois – one of the most enduring characters from Tennessee Williams’ original work and a drama still relevant today. This production was originally conceived by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and theater and film director Nancy Meckler. You won’t want to miss this visually stunning and provocative ballet that is a mesmerizing exploration of truth, lies, memory and desire.
The Original Work by Tennessee Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire is Tennessee Williams’s most famous play, written in 1947. A play adaptation was also performed for the first time in 1947. It is a southern gothic play set in New Orleans. The storyline follows the relationship between Stella, her husband Stanley and her recently reintroduced sister named Blanche. The plot follows the main character Blanch DuBois, who comes to New Orleans to stay with her sister Stella and her cruel husband Stanley.
The play is a powerful exploration of human desires, both physical and emotional as well as the consequences that arise when these desires are left unchecked. A Streetcar Named Desire highlights the societal and personal struggles of individuals in the post-war period. As well as their inability to reconcile their past with their present.
Although A Streetcar Named Desire is a classic in American literature, it is recommended for adult audiences due to its mature themes which are depicted through dance. Some of these mature themes included sexual violence, along with physical and emotional abuse. For more information, please contact Orlando Ballet or view their Patrons Guide.
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Now through April 30, 2023 – any donation to Opera Orlando made through the United Arts Collaborative Campaign will be matched 15%! Thank you for your continued support of Opera Orlando and for helping us bring the gift of Opera to our community.
About The United Arts of Central FloridaUnited Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to enrich communities by investing in arts, science and history. Since 1989, United Arts has invested $170 million in Central Florida arts and culture. They have invested more than $8 million annually into more than 75 arts, science and history cultural providers throughout Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties through grants, collaborative fundraising and contact service opportunities. Last year, United Arts supported more than 2.7 million experiences, including more than 910,000 for K-12 students.
About Opera Orlando
Orlando Ballet believes dance is for everyone. Which is why they are committed to cultivating an environment that encourages diversity and inclusivity. By fostering authentic experiences, they provide a voice, confidence and opportunities for all to engage in and empowered through the universal art of dance. Their programs aim to educate, entertain and enrich a diverse spectrum of people. They welcome everyone to learn and experience dance and get a glimpse into the world’s diverse cultures.
In its six-year history, Opera Orlando has established itself as a premier opera company in Florida with proven impact in Central Florida. It is the Opera’s goal and responsibility to carry on opera’s legacy in the region by sharing emotionally compelling and relevant stories through the unique artistic expression of opera.
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