The Ocean City Pops and the Atlantic City Ballet will combine forces to celebrate music and dance with a focus on “Swan Lake” on Aug. 26. “An Evening of Song and Dance Collaboration with the Atlantic City Ballet” begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The show also will feature guest conductor Jonathan Kreamer.
Tickets are $18 to $22 and are available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling (609) 399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center, the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway and the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office.
Founded in 1982, by international ballerina Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet is made up of professional dancers from around the world who have earned national acclaim for their technical expertise and exuberant stage presence. Although their home base is in historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Ballet has performed in theaters all along the East Coast. Their repertoire of original works includes such classics as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Sleeping Beauty.” Papa, however, is most known for her innovative works, such as “Dracula,” “Caught Up in the Swing” and her full-length “Carmen.” Since its inception, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of New Jersey and continues a tradition of dance excellence for future generations of ballet audiences.
Of all the great classics, “Swan Lake” remains the quintessential ballet of all time. A story of romance, sorcery and betrayal, and centered on one of lifes most recognizable themes the struggle between good and evil. Ms. Papa infuses Atlantic City Ballet’s production with a new passion that embodies all the beauty, strength and grace of classical ballet.