"Dancing for Dancers," a ballet performance to honor Edward Stewart, the late founder and artistic director of Ballet Theatre of Maryland, will be presented at 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
Stewart began the company with little except his talent and nurtured the Annapolis-based ballet company for 22 years. He died of lung cancer last year.
"Dancing for Dancers" will consist of a series of ballets, each about 10 minutes long. Ballet segments will include selections from Stewart's choreography of The Eleventh Commandment, Alice in Wonderland and Annapolis Yesteryear. Some original cast members will return to Annapolis to perform in these segments. Dancers and choreographers from Nevada, Louisville, Ky., Williamsburg, Va., and New York will participate in the program.
At the performance, donations will be accepted for the Edward Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund, which allows dancers to study at the School of the Ballet Theatre. Founders of Ballet Theatre of Annapolis have made a contribution to the fund. Joan Striegel is coordinator of the organizing committee. Current artistic director Dianna Cuatto will be honorary chair.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for senior citizens and students and $5 for members of the military, police officers and firefighters when purchased from Cynthia Brandon at 410-263-4298. For an additional $2, tickets can be ordered through the Maryland Hall Web site at www.mdhallarts.org.
Information: Maryland Hall, 410-263-5544 Ext. 11.