Cancelled: Variations/Collaborations 2020

February 14, 2020  |  Posted in Ballet, Events, Guest Artists, News, Variations/Collaborations

The VARIATIONS/COLLABORATIONS performance on March 28 has been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 community health advisory.  We were looking forward to sharing an exciting evening of dance and music with you, our long-time audience and newfound friends. Thank you for your interest and support of Metropolitan. There are two options for ticket holders:

1. Some of you have already asked if you can donate the value of your ticket to help us. Yes, you are able to donate the value of your ticket(s) to Metropolitan Ballet Company (a 501c-3 charitable organization). As a non-profit organization we stretch every dollar to offer high-quality performances and dance training to students from across the region. Metropolitan is able to provide scholarship dance training, pay choreographers and musicians, mount productions in our community and provide programs in School District of Philadelphia elementary schools, all with your help. We greatly appreciate your generosity and work hard every day to earn your support. The majority of the costs for Variations/Collaborations have already been incurred. So while we understand that not everyone can donate their tickets, for those of you that can we are truly grateful. Your donation will help us get back to the studio and prepare for future performances of these works when the health crisis lifts.

If you wish to donate your ticket purchase, no further action is required on your part. Following the performance date you will receive a gift acknowledgment via email for tax purposes.

2. Request a refund through Ticketleap by March 24, 2020. After this date, all sales will be final and ticket revenue will be accepted as donation.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and our many creative collaborators.

We want to especially acknowledge our dancers who have worked tirelessly over the past weeks of rehearsals. These are remarkable young people who light up the world in these challenging times.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

— Lisa Collins Vidnovic, Artistic Director & Founder

All gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Metropolitan Ballet Company is a registered 501c-3 Pennsylvania nonprofit organization.  The official registry and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1-800-732-0998. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Presented by Metropolitan Ballet Company

SATURDAY MARCH 28, 2020, 7:00 PM
Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts
William Penn Charter School
3000 West School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

It’s back! Variations/Collaborations is an annual evening of dynamic dance and music, featuring vibrant choreography and brilliant young artists. Metropolitan Ballet Company will present contemporary ballets by two Princess Grace Foundation Award-winning artists: Tommie-Waheed Evans and Jenelle Figgins. Their extraordinary dances will premiere alongside new work by their artistic contemporary, Sarah Mettin, Metropolitan’s Artistic Associate. Sharing the stage with Metropolitan are special guest artists from the Washington Ballet’s Professional Training Division. The Washington Ballet, one of the top companies on the East Coast, is under the direction of Julie Kent, former Principal with American Ballet Theatre. Live music will be performed by talented musicians from the ATLYS quartet, featuring twins Genevieve and Sabrina Tabby, Settlement Music School Alumnae. The Tabby twins first performed with Metropolitan as young musicians in 2005. Tommie-Waheed Evans, an in-demand choreographer, was a member of Philadanco, which also shared the stage with Metropolitan in 2018.  Variations/Collaborations is a fully-produced performance of exceptional quality. As part of its mission, Metropolitan keeps ticket prices low, so that as many people as possible can enjoy this live performance. Metropolitan Ballet, founded and directed by Lisa Collins Vidnovic, (formerly of Pennsylvania Ballet) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2021.

Variations/Collaborations Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets available for online purchase HERE. Further information & group sales: 215-663-1665.