Premiere of Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh
GO! Contemporary Dance Works will brings ancient Egyptian culture to life with the premiere of its newest contemporary ballet, CLEOPATRA: The Last Pharaoh. Performances are at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at gocontemporarydance.com or by calling 865-539-2475.
Intertwining Egyptian rituals, mysticism and traditions, Cleopatra is a powerful spectacle with a documentary style storyline based on the rivalry between Cleopatra VII, her half-sister Arsinoe IV and her younger brother, Ptolemy XIII. Written and directed by Lisa Hall McKee, the large scale, two-act inventive ballet travels between the ancient civilizations of Rome and Egypt and features 75 dancers including professionals, pre-professionals and a youth cast. Julie E. Cox will dance the role of Cleopatra and Jeanene Winston will dance the role Arsinoe. Winston is a former principal dancer with Buglisi Dance Theatre.