Celebrating 5 years of supporting youth ballet in Walla Walla
Gala benefit for Danza Classica Ballet Foundation
Tutus & Tapas, a gala evening of ballet, will return to Gesa Power House Theatre for a 5th year on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This event features local food and wine; dining, wine, and activity items for auction; and a chance to see the Valley’s only classically trained youth ballet company present the repertoire for their summer 2018 trip to Italy. All proceeds benefit the Danza Classica Ballet Foundation whose mission is to foster and advance the art of ballet in the WW Valley.
Festivities begin when the doors open at 7:00pm. Your ticket provides you with tasty small bites and a complimentary glass of local, award-winning wine (or non-alcoholic beverage if you prefer). Mingle with friends and browse the themed, silent auction baskets or check out our marvelous wine wall. Then “take a chance” at the Tutu Board where your donation gets you the pick of what’s behind the mini tutus on display: it could be a gift certificate at a local business or a special prize item. Enjoy the eclectic sounds of the musical duet, My Sister Linoleum, performing on stage as you sample the local culinary creations.
Then at 8:00pm come have a seat and watch the beauty and variety of five specially choreographed dances performed by the youth dancers of the Danza Classica Ballet Company. These young ballet dancers, directed by Idalee Hutson-Fish, will be presenting five new works with choreography by Idalee Hutson-Fish, Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti of Ballet Idaho, and Natascha Greenwalt, director of Coriolis Dance Collective in Seattle.
Our entertaining Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Thomas Beebe, is returning for the evening to introduce the program and assist with the live auction bidding for items like:
- four tickets to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s June production Love & Ballet in Seattle;
- a cheese & wine pairing for 6-8 people with tour of the farm at Monteillet Fromagerie in Dayton;
- a 6-month family pass for unlimited visits to Walla Walla Fight Factory gym and fitness center;
- a season pass for two to the Live Cinema screenings from the Royal London Opera/Ballet/Shakespeare Companies at the Gesa Power House Theatre.
Tickets are $25/person and are available online, from Danza Classica Ballet Company dancers, and at the door. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.
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