The unique ballet company Ballet 5:8 engages the Greater Miami Valley community through breathtaking dance. Ballet 5:8 will perform BareFace, a brand-new full-length story ballet by Julianna Rubio Slager, inspired by the C.S. Lewis novel Till We Have Faces. The ballet uses the passion-filled myth of Cupid and Psyche to examine love’s motivations, pitfalls, and blind spots. The artistry and athleticism of the Ballet 5:8 dancers will captivate the APAC audience this April.
In 2012, Julianna Rubio Slager and Amy Kozol Sanderson founded Ballet 5:8. As leading dance companies cycled through the same classic works, Slager and Sanderson shared the same concern that this beautiful art form could become stagnant and in danger of missing the next generation. They founded Ballet 5:8 to tell stories of the 21st century while retaining the classic beauty of ballet. Each Ballet 5:8 performance wrestles with themes that portray both the darkness and hope of life in the modern context.