Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn (CBT) students will perform Bach to the Streets alongside professional dancers on Friday, May 12, at 6PM in front of the Church of Saints Simon & Jude (185 Van Sicklen Street) and at 6:30PM in Lady Moody Triangle Park (249-271 Avenue U, across from P.S. 95). The performances are free and open to the public.
CBT’s choreographer and artistic director, Marla Hirokawa, created Bach to the Streets in 2022, when it premiered in CBT’s South Brooklyn community of Gravesend. The program includes “Open Air” and “Gavotte,” both set to Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major. After its premier, CBT brought Bach to the Streets to Prospect Heights in July 2022 as part of Vanderbilt Open Streets.
Since 1987, CBT has invested in the children and families of south Brooklyn, where cultural activities and resources are limited. Artistic Director Marla Hirokawa founded CBT on the conviction that a serious ballet education is needed to advance the art form, train youth, and improve the lives of those within its embrace. In an accepting yet rigorous environment, CBT fosters the love of dance through pre-professional training, educational programs in NYC schools, and original ballet productions.
CBT’s Bach to the Streets has received generous support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.