Sunday, October 10, 2010

Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre Uses Art Programming to Enrich the Community

For San Antonio residents who want to take a break from the usual, Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre will perform “Ballet Cabaret,” Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 7, 3 p.m., at San Antonio Shrine Auditorium,901 N. Loop 1604 W. AABT has a four-point mission: First, to increase public awareness of the arts through educational outreach programs and public performances. Second, to meet the needs of talented dancers and choreographers in creating new works of art. Third, to provide San Antonio audiences a fresh approach to ballet. Fourth and finally, to offer opportunities to underserved children to become involved in ballet.

True to its mission, the company’s program will range from the classical “Pas de Quatre” to new choreography with music from the cabaret era of Shostakovich and Charlie Chaplin to the present day score “Avatar.” “Ballet Cabaret” will be dedicated to the 230 plus non-profits raising money as a part of the San Antonio Area Combined Federal Campaign.

Additionally, AABT is in its’ first year of fundraising in the Combined Federal Campaign, code #95065, and encourages federal employees to donate to one of the local non-profits. The organization was recently recognized by the United Way of Bexar County at the 2010 Volunteer of the Year awards as finalists in their respective Arts category. The team is entering in its’ fifth year of service led by Executive Director, Ms Judith Gani, Artistic Director, Mrs. Julie Morton-Simpson and Board Chairman, 2009 United Way/CFC Loaned Executive, Christopher C. Herring.

Tickets and sponsorship information is contained on the website or call (210)344-9428. Non-profits can RSVP by emailing

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