After 25 years of enlightening the Chicagoland area through the performing arts, The Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble will celebrate their rich history with a 25th Anniversary Concert this weekend. This highly anticipated event will take place at Barrington High School’s Richard C. Johnson Auditorium on Friday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m.
Barrington Dance Academy student dancers age 5-17 will perform in a collection of dances entitled L’Art des Enfants (The Art of Children). The dancers will perform in front of backdrops of famous paintings and bring the scenes to life with fairies, dragonflies, Parisienne dancers, French country children and ballerinas.
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This concert will feature works created by award winning choreographers such as, Eddie Ocampo from LEVELDance and Winifred Haun of Winifred Haun & Dancers, along with the company’s dedicated artistic staff. The production staff is passionately creating costumes and designing lighting for the celebratory event. Attendees will get a chance to learn more about the rich history of the company, through a series of performances featuring a compelling and challenging repertoire – from classical favorites to contemporary works. Students and parents will share memories, while celebrating this outstanding dance company which has educated thousands of Barrington area students.
“2014 is a benchmark year, as we are marking our 25th Anniversary,” says Mary Brennan, Founder and Artistic Director of BYDE. “It is with great pride that we reflect upon how privileged we feel to have worked with so many marvelous dancers, volunteers, dance artists, designers and funders.”
“Through performances and educational outreach we have successfully built bridges with thousands of children and adults in the Barrington community.”
The Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble is a not for profit 501(c) (3) which promotes artistic integrity, involvement, and awareness through exceptional dance training and performance in the Chicagoland area.
Founded in 1989 by Artistic Director Mary Brennan, this grassroots organization has become a local standard bearer for the arts and one of Barrington’s most prominent dance Ensembles.
“We are excited to share this milestone anniversary with our students, families, staff and the entire Barrington community,” says Diane Crawford, Executive Director at BYDE.
“At BYDE, we are dedicated to offering a rich learning environment with unique and rewarding educational opportunities”.
Over the years, BYDE have established partnerships with arts and educational organizations and have received the generous support of many including, The Roberts Family Foundation, The Benson Foundation, The Sanfilippo Family Foundation, The Wamberg Family Charitable Fund, Rose Packing Company, Barrington Area Community Foundation, Barrington Junior Women’s Club, The Duchossois Family Foundation, The Target Corporation, Barrington Children’s Charities, The DEMAR Foundation, and The Illinois Arts Council to name a few.
About BYDE & BDA
Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble (BYDE) is a 501©3 non-profit charitable arts organization that promotes artistic integrity, involvement, and awareness through exceptional dance training and performance in the Chicagoland area. For more information, please visit BYDE.org or call 847.382.6333. Follow us on Facebook.
Barrington Dance Academy (BDA), founded in 1984 by Mary Brennan, is the area’s finest school of dance. From fostering the creative instincts of the preschool child to providing top quality dance instruction for their older students, BDA has earned a reputation as the very best. Noted for our world class instructors, the Academy provides a creative and supportive educational setting. For more information, visit BarringtondDanceAcademy.com or call 847-382-6333.
758 W Northwest Highway in Barrington, Illinois