Carla’s … The Dancers’ Studio will present two performances of “The King Is Coming,” its annual all-dance production, Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15 at BBC Ministries, 4849 S. Sixth St., according to a news release. Curtain time for each performance is 7 p.m.
Carla’s…The Dancers’ Studio, of which Carla Brannon is the owner and principal choreographer, was formed in 1987 and presented its first all-dance production in that year. This year’s production is the studio’s 33rd annual evening-length production, not including several other all-dance productions presented at various times over the years. Brannon said this year’s faith-based presentation, “The King Is Coming,” is inspired by the coming of the king of kings.
Brannon notes that this year’s production has also been inspired by the thought that “good things come from the abundance in one’s heart” and contains dances that reflect the importance and joy of moving to music.
“I’ve chosen music in a wide variety of styles for the 25 or so dances in the production, including pop, Broadway, classical, hip hop, modern, Christian and gospel,” she says. “There’s something for everyone to enjoy!”
Dance styles that are taught at the studio and which will be showcased in “The King Is Coming” include ballet, pas de deux (partnering), jazz, tap, modern, hip hop and gospel. The dancers range in age from 4 years and up.
Dances have been choreographed primarily by Brannon, but the production also includes works choreographed by Sarah Ekstrom and Samantha Burris.
Four graduating seniors are among the dancers in the studio and include Adriana Barker, Erin Klemz, Sarah Menke and Hannah Neuman. Brittany Holmes, one of the studio’s advanced students, will be featured in a special dance number.
Also featured will be a dance choreographed by Brannon to a song written by local songwriter, Kim Walker-Smith, who is gaining widespread popularity. The song is entitled “In The River.”
Brannon says Act I has a certain lightness to it and features many of the younger dancers, while Act II is a bit more serious, but not heavy. Act II also includes younger dancers as well as more advanced students.
General seating tickets for the production are $8 and $10, while reserved seating is $12 and $14. The lower priced tickets are available to students, seniors and members of the military. Tickets are available in advance at For His Glory Flags & Gifts, 2550 Altamont Drive. More information is available at www.forhisgloryflags.com or by telephone at 541-892-1604. Tickets will also be available at the door beginning one hour before curtain time and may be purchased with cash, check or credit card.
For more information about “The King Is Coming”, which is approximately two hours in length and is suitable for all ages, contact Carla Brannon at Carla’s…The Dancers’ Studio at 541-883-3764.