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Upcoming Performances


Ballet Hawaii Presents

Cool Ballet for a Hot Summer

A Medley of American Dance
Featuring Serenade and By George

Guest Artists
Lesley Rausch courtesy of Pacific Northwest Ballet
Batkhurel Bold courtesy of Pacific Northwest Ballet
Danielle Tolmie courtesy of Eugene Ballet
Mark Tucker courtesy of Eugene Ballet
Timour Bourtasenkov
John Selya

Mana Iwai
Micki Kolberg
Raven Matsushita
The Ballet Hawaii Ensemble

Aug. 3 & 4, 2017 | 7:30 pm | Blaisdell Concert Center

Tickets on Sale now

Ticket prices start at $20.00. Discounts are available for military, students and seniors for $30.00 and above.

  • Ticketmaster
  • Charge by Phone: 800-745-3000
  • In-person: Blaisdell Box Office and other Ticketmaster locations.





Ballet Hawaii announces its production of Cool Ballet for a Hot Summer: A Medley of American Dance featuring several beautiful ballets.

Starring Principal Dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Twyla Tharp Dance, and the Ballet Hawaii Ensemble.


The performance includes highlights from “By George!” –  a tribute to George Gershwin and “Serenade” set to the music of Tchaikovsky. Two shows are scheduled for Blaisdell Concert Hall on August 3 and 4.


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“By George!” is a witty, whimsical view of a Broadway-style musical, complete with comical misunderstandings and flirtations,” said John Parkinson, Ballet Hawaii Executive Director. “Choreographer Tom Pazik injects the ballet with an ingenious sense of humor. Featuring George Gershwin’s many hits, it recalls a simpler time when larger-than-life musical productions were the order of the day. Showcasing the incredible talent of professional artists alongside our students wouldn’t be possible without the support of such sponsors as Starwood Hotels & Resorts Waikiki, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and many others.”


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Serenade is a classic ballet set in four parts and a milestone in the history of dance. The first original ballet choreographed in America by George Balanchine, the work is a signature of New York City Ballet’s repertory. Originating as a lesson in stage technique, Balanchine worked unexpected rehearsal events into the choreography, improvising and creating from each unique experience. Pam Taylor Tongg, Artistic Director for Ballet Hawaii, added “The only story is the music’s story – a serenade of

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dance, if you like, in the light of the moon. His work perfectly captures the pure simplicity of dancers in motion to a beautiful piece of music.”



Ballet Hawaii presents Cool Ballet for a Hot Summer: A Medley of American Dance: Thursday and Friday, August 3 & 4, at 7.30 p.m. Blaisdell Concert Hall


Ticket prices start at $20.00. Discounts are available for military, students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at Blaisdell Box Office and other Ticketmaster locations. For more information, visit or call (800) 745-3000.


Special Mahalo to Sponsors

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Waikiki The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Servpac, Inc.
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
by appropriations from the National Endowment for the Arts



Each year Ballet Hawaii performances are wide ranging to suit many tastes including full-length productions, such as Rome and Juliet, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Alice (in Wonderland), presentations by international companies as well as our annual performance of the Nutcracker. In 2016, Ballet Hawaii is excited to launch our all new, re-interpreted version of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet set in the 1858 Kingdom of Hawai’i.


Join us at one of or main performances, details and ticket information provided in the links below:

  • Spring Showcase 2017
  • Ailey II Dancers 2017
  • Nutcracker 2016