Following its critically acclaimed debut to sell-out audiences in 2015, Stephen Mills brings this contemporary ballet back in time for Valentine's Day. A provocative and sensual retelling of the centuries-old tale, Beauty & the Beast, this innovative work draws inspiration from film noir and haute couture. The characters you remember search for love and acceptance while performing against a visually stunning digital backdrop created by Set and Costume Designer Michael Raiford. Austin composer Graham Reynolds contributes a powerfully romantic score, blending classical instruments with industrial sounds. Indulge in this exquisite dance work... and the chance to explore the real beauty and beast within.
CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Mills | MUSIC: Graham Reynolds
*Original score by Graham Reynolds commissioned by Ballet Austin and funded by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Production Sponsors: 3M, National Endowment for the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, Boulette, Golden & Marin LLP, Texas Commission on the Arts
Individual Production Sponsors: Linda Ball & Forrest Preece, Alex & Heather Ladage, Judy & Michael Matula, Tom & Sally Welch
This production runs approximately one hour and 40 minutes and includes one, 20-minute intermission.
The primary parking structure for patrons of The Long Center is the City of Austin's Palmer Events Center Garage. It is located behind and to the east of the Long Center. This structure has two entrances—the South Entrance on Barton Springs Road and North Entrance on Riverside Drive. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure.
Paid valet parking is available for $18 per car. For valet parking drop-off by driving eastbound on Riverside Drive and entering the first drive on your right past the Long Center (please stay in the right hand lane of the Keller Williams Circular Drive).
Overflow Parking for the Long Center is located at The One Texas Center listed in the map below.
ADA Accessibility: The Palmer Events Center garage has 24 accessible/handicapped parking spaces located closest to the garage elevators on each level. Patrons may also enter the valet line through the first entrance to the Long Center off of Riverside Drive and pull up to the curb to drop off at the main entrance. Elevator access is available through the ground level doors for Rollins Lobby next to the Box Office. Staff will be available to direct you should you need assistance.