Rockballet: MIXTAPE with live music by Downstate

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Rockballet: MIXTAPE with live music by Downstate 2017-08-15T15:30:49+00:00

Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Tickets**: $21 to $33

University of Illinois at Springfield
Sangamon Auditorium
Springfield, IL 62703

Sponsors: BUNN, US Bank
Media sponsor: WYMG

BUNN and US Bank proudly present the Springfield Ballet Company’s 24th annual production of Rockballet, with live music by Downstate set for Saturday, September 16 at 8 pm and Sunday, September 17 at 2 pm at Sangamon Auditorium. Tickets are available by calling Sangamon Auditorium’s ticket office at 217-206-6160 or online HERE.

Rockballet: MIXTAPE is a compilation of our choreographers’ carefully chosen pieces of music – the music that they would absolutely put on a mixtape. Selection of the songs and the arrangement of the playlist are open to individual interpretation. However, we have the progression of life and its various relationships in mind,” said SBC Artistic Director Julie Ratz.

Every year, Rockballet grabs hold of a contemporary approach to classical movement and throws in a thematic twist. The idea of a mixtape elicits a nostalgic era in the 80s and 90s when music was still being “discovered” and not available with just the click of a button.

A good mixtape has your favorite songs on it.

A great mixtape introduces you to songs you never knew you needed.

WYMG is the media sponsor for this year’s production.

A vivid and exciting mix of adventurous choreography, memorable music and high-intensity dancing, Rockballet promises to be an unforgettable performance. It is music visualized.

The Springfield Ballet Company is a civic, not-for-profit ballet company that has been entertaining and educating area audiences since 1975 and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. The company offers three major productions at the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium each year, and also performs at festivals, schools and nursing homes throughout central Illinois. SBC is committed to providing equitable opportunities for company dancers to be trained in and to perform the art of dance, and to offer opportunities for all members of the central Illinois community to be educated and entertained.

Other upcoming SBC events include The Nutcracker, on December 9 and 10, 2017, and a storybook ballet, Faerie Tale, April 14 and 15, 2018 at Sangamon Auditorium. Open auditions for The Nutcracker will be held on Sunday, September 10. For more information, please contact Artistic Director Julie Ratz or Administrative Director Sally Hamilton at (217) 544-1967.


**Ticket price includes Sangamon Auditorium’s $5.00 venue fee. Springfield Ballet Company follows the same guidelines as the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office as it relates to ticket sales.

Sangamon Auditorium policy is as follows:

No refunds or exchanges between events.

Ticket exchanges are allowed within the same show or run of shows. There is a one dollar charge per exchanged ticket; patrons are responsible for any difference between the time and/or zone pricing. However, there are no refunds for the price difference. Ticket exchanges must be done in person at the Ticket Office. The tickets previously purchased must be returned at the time of exchange.

All convenience and handling fees are non-refundable. In the case of a show cancellation, only the face value of the ticket will be refunded.

Please note that when you purchase subscription or individual tickets to attend a Springfield Ballet Company (SBC) performance through the UIS Ticket Office, UIS will share your name, contact information, and seating information with the SBC. This will enable the SBC to contact you directly about information including but not limited to future events and other organizational efforts, including fundraising solicitation. UIS will not share patron payment information such as credit card account numbers with the SBC.

If you have any questions or concerns about the sharing of this information, please contact the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at 217.206.6160.

Further information can be found HERE.