Ukraine’s Kyiv City Ballet performs ‘Swan Lake’

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DANCE: ‘Swan Lake’ to the Kyiv

Kyiv City Ballet, whose European and US tour kicked off on February 23 in Paris, the day before Russia invaded Ukraine, performs Peter Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center. , Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Tickets are $40, $20 for students. Visit

Before coming to the United States, the company of 35 10-year-old dancers, teachers, administrators, and lighting and makeup designers toured France, the United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic.

The performance kicks off the university’s 11th Performing Arts Season of four shows:

◼️ November 5: “Brit Beat, a tribute to the Beatles”. $30, $15 students.

◼️ November 22: “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas”. $40, $20.

◼️ March 16: “The Jungle Book: The Musical”. Free.

◼️ April 13: “50 years of Neil Berg’s Rock & Roll”. $30, $15.

Season tickets are $130, $65 for students. Call (870) 508-6280.

Redux of ‘Dracula’

Ballet Arkansas will perform its multimedia production of “Dracula”, 7 pm Friday through Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library Events Center, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. Tickets are $25-$40; visit; call Tututix at (855) 222-2849, Option 5; or email [email protected]

The ballet company’s residency in Northwest Arkansas also includes a lecture demonstration and interactive educational matinee for K-12 students and, says Michael Fothergill, the ballet company’s executive and artistic director, marks the beginning of a presence renewed in the region. And, “the production will be the first to feature the company’s eight new dancers and includes vibrant multimedia and fresh choreography.” The ballet company premiered “Dracula” in 2018, the first of three multimedia productions it has created in partnership with Cranford Co.

Subsequently, the company will make five presentations: at 7:30 pm from October 20 to 21, at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm on October 22, and at 2:30 pm on October 23, at the Centro Humanities and Arts from the University of Arkansas. -Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Tickets are $30-$45.

MUSIC: chamber concert

Arkansas Symphony musicians open orchestra 2022-23 River Rhapsodies Chamber Music at 7 pm Tuesday in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, with a concert titled “Beach, Mendelssohn, Coleridge-Taylor.”

The Rockefeller Quartet of the orchestra: Trisha McGovern Freeney and Linnaea Brophy, violins; Katherine Reynolds, viola; and Jacob Wunsch, cello, will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s “String Quartet No. 4” in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2. Violinist Andrew Irvin and pianist May Tsao-Lim, piano, will perform Amy Beach’s “Romance”, op.23. and Leanna Renfro, oboe; Kelly Johnson, clarinet; Susan Bell Leon, bassoon; David Renfro, horn; Meredith Maddox Hicks, violin; Katherine Reynolds, viola; David Gerstein, cello; Justin Cheesman, bass; and Jaeyeon Hakutani, piano, will perform “Nonet” in F major, op.2, by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Tickets are $26, $10 for students and active duty military; call (501) 666-1761, Extension 1, or visit

THEATER: Detroit ’67

Tenisi Davis (from left) stars as Lank, with Jenna Krasowski as Caroline and Deverau Chumrau as Chelle in “Detroit ’67” at Fayetteville’s TheatreSquared. (Special to Democrat-Gazette/Wesley Hitt)
TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, stages Detroit ’67 by Dominique Morisseau, opening Wednesday with shows at 7:30 pm Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 7:30 pm Saturday, and 2 pm Sunday through November 6 at his West Theatre. The setting is Detroit in 1967, at the dawn of the Motown era; A conflict between two brothers who make ends meet by turning their basement into a nightspot is reflected in an eruption of riots in the city. Tickets are $20-$54. Call (479) 777-7477 or visit

ART: Fiber art exhibition

The first of a two-part exhibition, “Meet again”, showcasing fiber art techniques including hand-sewing, appliqué, crochet, embroidery, quilting, dyeing and knitting, opens Tuesday at Laman Library Gallery, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. The library will hold a reception on Friday from 5-8 pm. Part I of the exhibition will remain until December 2. Gallery hours are 9 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm Friday through Saturday. Part II will debut on December 16 during the Third Friday Art Walk at the Argent Library, 420 Main St., North Little Rock. Call (501) 758-1720 or visit

ETC.: poetic reading

Arkansas Poet Laureate Suzanne Rhodes will read from his work at 7 pm Tuesday in the Fireplace Room of McCastlain Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. An informal reception with light refreshments will follow. It is the first in a proposed series of campus tours by distinguished poets. The sponsor is Slant, the contemporary poetry magazine of the English department of the UCA. Admission is free. Email [email protected]

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