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Ragtime: The American Experience

Ragtime: The American Experience is a heart-wrenching story that will lead you to re-examine the American Dream. Ballet 314 Artistic Director Robert Poe’s energizing and historically informed production of Ragtime: The American Experience brings a unique re-telling of E.L Doctorow’s epic American novel. Three families from different racial and cultural backgrounds navigate the social change during the turn of the century in New York. We watch them face the impact of racism, police brutality, and domestic abuse while in pursuit of their American Dream.


-Sarah Crawford, St. Louis Dance HQ

 " This ballet doesn’t just expose its audiences to harsh immerses audiences in the raw emotions from these experiences from start to finish. "

Fall Fête: Twisted Tales

Fall Fête: Twisted Tales is Ballet 314’s 5th season opener, which highlights their professional ballet company with contemporary ballet and gripping storytelling- all with an autumn twist. Fall Fete: Twisted Tales will feature the expansion of Poe2, Artistic Director Robert Poe's gripping retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's poetic works and Whispers of Autumn, an audience favorite piece with 15 dancers, set to music by Vivaldi, alongside a brand new duet Until The Last Drop Of Ink by company dancers, Marcela Gómez Lugo depicting a tragic love story rooted in her family's past.

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-Sarah Crawford, St. Louis Dance HQ

 " Fall Fête celebrated Ballet 314’s growth as a company and took the audiences’ breath away with gorgeous dancing and engaging stories behind the pieces performed. "

The Nutcracker & The World's Fair

In this narrated, unique re-telling of “The Nutcracker,” Ballet 314 unites St. Louis’ favorite historical event with the timeless holiday tale. Audiences will enjoy the classical Tchaikovsky score with reimagined storyline, characters, and scenery that reflect the grand and whimsical St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair. Directors of Ballet 314, expressed their enthusiasm, stating "We take immense pride in our Nutcracker production, where our diverse company and community performers beautifully represent our audience members.”

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