(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- To kick off its Spring season the Atlantic City Ballet performed the premier of Carmina Burana at the Circus Maximus Theater at Caesars on February 24th. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
Carmina Burana is based upon a manuscript dating back to the 11th century and discovered by a Bavarian librarian in 1803. Carl Orff set the poems to music in 1936, and Nicolo Fonte prepared the score.
The piece was choreographed by Phyllis Papa.
Founded in 1982, by International Ballerina, Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet is comprised of professional dancers from around the world. Although their home base is in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Ballet has performed in theaters all along the east coast and across the country. Their repertoire of original works includes such classics as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake but Ms. Papa is most known for her innovative works such as Dracula, Caught Up In The Swing and her full length Carmen. Since its inception, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of New Jersey and continues a tradition of dance excellence for future generations of ballet audiences.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.