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Ballet Under the Stars

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
May 21st, 2014

The moon and stars shone brightly on Twin City Ballet Company’s fabulous Ballet Under the Stars which took place the weekend after Easter at Kiroli Park’s lakeside Ballet Amphitheatre. Capacity crowds filled the outdoor theatre both Friday and Saturday nights to see ballet company members perform amazing dance choreographed by dance luminaries Joe Istre, Diane Maroney-Grigsby, Leah Alsup and up-and-coming choreographer Leah Stephens, a talented artist-in-residence with the company.

On Saturday night, patrons were treated  to a post-performance dinner beneath a giant tent decorated with gorgeous flowering plants from Panzico’s and Kiroli’s even taller pines. Catered by Randall’s, guests dined on Louisiana specialties at burlap covered tables decorated with daisy filled mason jars tied in raffia and votives designed by Susan Lolley. Of course the event came off without a hitch under the direction of Kay Harrison who has chaired the event for over 17 years!

Kiroli Park was in splendid form thanks to Doug Seegers, Christy Nichols and the busy as bees park staff.