10th annual Northside Arts Festival
One great event, two great shows!
Lepidoptera, an original local ballet which was first performed in San Antonio in 1995, will proudly return to the stage at the McAllister Auditorium on April 21, 2018 as it celebrates the San Antonio Tri-Centennial. Lepidoptera will be performed as part of Alamo City Performing Arts Association (ACPAA)’s 10th annual North Side Arts Festival. Under the direction of Scott Conway, the original choreographer for the production, Lepidoptera will feature dancers from the Alamo City Dance Co. as well as students of the San Antonio School for the Performing Arts.
The ballet is based on the children’s book The Butterfly Who Became A Cocoon by Nancy Grossenbacher. Both the book and ballet are set in a garden of over-sized flowers which dwarf the characters as they dance to the music of Tchaikovsky. This colorful, comical, and touching performance depicts the life of Oliver the Butterfly who experiences self-doubt and questions the purpose of his life after Cornelius the Ant criticizes him for being different from all the other garden creatures. The ballet moves quickly, making it ideal for even the youngest audience members, and the unique use of Tchaikovsky's music to bring the characters to life will appeal to patrons of classical music as well as introduce the composer to audience members of all ages.
Along with Lepidoptera, the Alamo City Dance Company will showcase their skills in a tribute to Texas with an abstract piece representing the six flags that have flown over Texas, titled Seis Colores de Tejas. In total the performance will be two hours including an intermission. The North Side Arts Festival will also have local artists showcasing their work with awards given to best in category. Select artists will be there to promote and sell their creations and a silent auction will be held during the event to benefit Eva’s Heroes.
Seis Colores de Tejas
Music: Arturo Márquez
(Leyenda de Miliano and Danzon No. 2)
Choreography: Michael Landez
Costumes: Susan Trevino and Michael Landez
A celebration of the six nations that have governed the region we now call Texas. In the beginning of Western exploration of Texas, Spain was dissatisfied and left Texas largely untouched. France had an unsuccessful time in Texas and was quickly run off by Native Americans. After discovering French ruins, Spain began to colonize Texas and Mexico. Rising from the people, Mexico revolted against Spain. Dissatisfied with the new Mexican government, “Tejanos” revolted and formed the Republic of Texas. The United States of America agreed to annex Texas into its country. During the Civil War of the United States, Texas seceded to join the Confederate States of America. After a long period of negotiations, Texas was re-admitted back into the United States of America. We remember and celebrate all the cultures, styles and ideals that have influenced and shaped the Texas we know today.
Live Music, Dance, Art, Craft, Food, a Silent Auction & Children’s Games
Come by and have fun in a Family-Friendly Environment!