Press Release: The Classical Repertory Dance Theatre Presents Its Spring 2012 Season at the Atlas Performing Arts Center

Joy of Motion Dance Center’s resident adult ballet company The Classical Repertory Dance Theatre presents its Spring 2012 Season at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Tickets for students and seniors are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Purchase tickets online at or call the Atlas Performing Arts Center box office at 202.399.7993.

Last year, many of the company members were of Japanese descent, so when the Japanese Tsunami hit, Founder/Artistic Director Miya Hisaka began the creation of a three-section, video dance documentary in collaboration with Georgetown University’s Gelardin New Media Center. The piece titled Silent Honor is centered around CRDT’s current Japanese dancers. Created to the powerful, poetic music of Savanj Rooms and Kyrie Elesion, this moving, multi-textured work is dedicated to those lost in the Tsunami last year with universal messages of loss, human compassion, and hope.

Trained in London, guest choreographer Kathleen Weitz focuses her work on the interplay between music dynamics and pedestrian physical expression, the more unusual the better. Weitz has created a whimsical interpretation of Johann Friedrich Fasch’s bassoon sonatas entitled Amusements.

From the Russian father of ballet Marius Petipa, CRDT’s 26-member company will perform excerpts from two of his most striking and energetic ballets; Don Quixote (1871) featuring guest artist Fidel Garcia (Cuban virtuoso performer formerly with Dance Theatre of Harlem) and guest character performer James Brasic as Don Quixote, and La Raymonda (1898) featuring guest artist Alvaro Palau (Colombian formerly with Washington Ballet). Latin American choreographer Eduardo Rogel, Director of La Compania Nacional del Salvador, presents Concierto, an uplifting dazzling contemporary ballet danced to the lively music of John Williams’ Joquin Rodrigo. And Washingtonian virtuoso Tony Powell presents his high energy modern ballet, Golden Sections, danced to Johann Sebastian Bach’s – The Well Tempered Clavier Books 1&2. For more information about The Classical Repertory Dance Theatre, please click here.