Ballet VB and VBMA present Deco Dance Company

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As part of the company’s 10th Anniversary Season, Ballet Vero Beach makes a triumphant return to The Vero Beach Museum of Art to put their signature spin on Rolling Sculpture: Streamlined Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles. The program will feature Divertissement Nostalgique by Camilo A. Rodriguez (Ballet Master and Principal Dancer for Ballet Vero Beach), which highlights ballet’s march of progression from classic to modern, world premiere works by Rodriguez and Adam Schnell (Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Vero Beach) set to music by Art Deco icons Igor Stravinsky and Charlie Chaplin, and a rollicking Charleston inspired finale to showcase the dance of the era.

Ballet Vero Beach has a long history with the Vero Beach Museum of Art engaging in near yearly, and sometimes bi-annual performances, from 2014-2018. These engagement helped establish the identity of the company in its infancy as well as serve as an important repertory development source. Indeed many of the works premiered at VBMA have gone on to become touch points in BVB’s permanent repertoire.

To that end, both Schnell and Rodriguez are contributing new works to the program, and Charleston!, the rollicking finale to the evening has been choreographed by BVB favorite Matthew Lovegood. Rather than directly interpret the cars and bikes on display in the galleries, VBMA has given BVB the leeway to expose audiences both to dances inspired by the Art Deco movement themselves, and the opportunity to showcase how dance, visual art, fashion, and life in general are always intertwined.

Deco Dance will take place Saturday March 18 at 7:30pm in the Museum’s Leonhardt Auditorium. Tickets are $30 for Museum members and BVB subscribers, and $36 for nonmembers. Tickets include early admission to the galleries (starting at 6:30pm) to view Rolling Sculpture: Streamlined Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles.

Reserve online at, or call 772-231-0707 ext. 116. Ballet Vero Beach subscribers must call to reserve the VBMA member price.

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