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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 13 - March 19, 1998 - 73 DMS, Ballet Theatre of Dover to present performances April 4 5 The Ballet Theatre of Dover will present "Pavane, Requiem and a Suite of Dances from Jesus Christ Superstar" on Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m., at the In-Studio Theatre in Dover. Pavane will be a premiere col- laboration of the Ballet Theatre of Dover and The Delaware Music School. Tracy Fennell, faculty at the music school, composed the lyrical piece to pay tribute to Kris- sy Taylor, rising model and sister to cover girl Nikki Taylor, who died at the age of 16. The piece, with beautiful sus- tained melodies, captures the tragedy of death overtaking youth. Delaware Ballet By Rosanne Pack Pirouetting from winter right in- to spring, the Delaware Ballet is concentrating on becoming a dance presence statewide. The company danced the annual Winter Festival before a record audience and members of the dance company are now in re- hearsal for "Beauty and the Beast." This weekend, members of the company will dance selec- tions at "The Many Faces of Spring" at the Dover Mall. The board of directors is being expanded to be more representa- Vocalists Donna de Kuyper and Meg Clifton will perform together with dancer Michele Wilkins. Fennell, of Milton, is a musician and music editor. She has stud- ied musical composition at Mansfield University, where she re- ceived a mas- FENNELL ter of science in music in 1986. De Kuyper is the executive director of the Delaware Music School and has enjoyed more than a dozen years on the professional stage, in such shows a "A Chorus Line, "Grease," and "A Little Shop of Horrors." Meg Clifton, a former stu- dent at the music school, now attends the Universi- ty of the Arts in Philadel- phia, major- ing in vocal DE KUYPER performance. de Kuyper and Clifton both reside in Lewes. Requiem celebrates the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber's work previews tive of communities throughout the state, and plans are afoot to take the ballet out to the public on a more regular basis. Trish Rodriquez, president of the board, said there are members from all three counties and new development strategy includes outreach into schools and into the corporate sector. She said that Daniel Kaiser, artistic director, is committed to having the Delaware Ballet become a state company. "My goal as president is to ex- pand our horizons," Rodriquez said. "I am glad to see us moving 'Beauty and the Beast' away from the regional aspect. With our artistic director, our board members, we are coming to this understanding, 'We are a bal- let company!' We hold open audi- tions, we have all open casting for our productions. We do not limit our ballets to only our own stu- dents ." Rodriquez credits new, progres- sive-thinking board members with helping to make Winter Festival 1998 the most successful in years. More than 550 people attended the Feb. 21 event that featured a premiere of a work by Kaiser and of the same name. In the Catholic Church, Requiem is a mass in honor of the dead, Highlights of the ballet are "Dies Irae," "Lacrymosa," and "Pie Je- su." The Suite of Dances from Jesus Christ Superstar will be danced to Webber's CLIFTON Broadway musical of the same name; it will include "Heaven on their Minds," "Simon Zealots," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," Judas's death "weekend mls "Swan Lake, Act II." "Our marketing brought a lot of attention, and one of our new board members, Michael Thawley of Rehoboth Beach certainly brought some pizazz to Winter Festival!" Rodriquez said. "Michael puts that little bit of spice in our board." Continued on page 74 and the flagellation scene. Reserved seats for adults are $10. Open seating is $6 for adults. Children's tickets are $4 for ages 10 and under. For tickets, call 302-734-9717. 1978 meat, $4.95412.95 Weekends. Prime Rib First & Baltimore Ave. Rehoboth Beach Closed Monday & Tuesday Open 4:30 P.M. until 227-9255 BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER F00ighthouse estaurant At Fisherman's Wharf in Lewes. 645-6271 Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dinner from 4 p.m. Open Friday through Monday, 7 a.m.-9 .m.