It was a small but enthusiastic audience in Tacoma’s Theatre on the Square last Saturday night to see a dance renaissance – Tacoma City Ballet blooming like spring daffodils with an evening’s worth of inventive and often brand-new choreography, all home-grown and sparkling with new ideas, live music and mostly skillful execution, in the Spring Dance Extravaganza.
Ballet schools all over Tacoma hold shows in spring. For most of them it’s a chance to show off what students have learned during the year, and that’s true of TCB also; its corps de ballet is comprised of school-age dancers still learning the trade. But the difference comes with the principals: all seasoned, all skillful, and worthy of the creative choreography thrown at them. Read more »