The dancers of the Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax take the stage Saturday night at the Ernst Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus. It's the fall concert for the ensemble, whose members study at the Center for Ballet Arts, at Fairfax Centre off Lee Highway.
The company, under the direction of Bennett and Debra Savage, is scheduled to perform three classical ballet pieces, a work of modern dance and tap and jazz selections.
The classical works include the wedding scene from "Snow White," "Twilight Dances" and "Slavic Symphony." "Twilight Dances" will feature guest artist Florian Rouiller, and guest choreographer Richard Rholdon is credited with the arrangement of "Slavic Symphony."
"Human," the modern dance selection, will showcase the choreography of Alan Scofield, with music by Philip Glass.
The Ballet Arts Ensemble, which consists of dancers at least 13 years old, and the Ballet Arts Junior Ensemble, whose members are at least 11, perform several times a year. More than 500 students dance at the Center for Ballet Arts.
-- C. WOODROW IRVIN
The Ernst Cultural Center is at 8333 Little River Tpk. Tickets, which are available at the door, cost $12 for adults, $11 for students and $10 for children and seniors. For more information or advance tickets, visit the Center for Ballet Arts, 11215-H Lee Hwy., Fairfax, or call 703-273-5344. The Web site is www.thecenterforballetarts.com/index.htm.