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CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre  Inaugural Performance: November 17, 2013      Kay Meek Theatre: West Vancouver

The Platform Society is privileged to be the sponsor of CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre’s inaugural show coming up on November 17th at the Kay Meek Theatre in West Vancouver, BC.

There are few opportunities in Canada that allow young artists to aspire to the dream of dancing as a professional artist.  Astrid Sherman — a woman committed to the emerging generation of leaders in the world of dance — is enabling young women to realize this dream through the CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre Aspirant Dance Company.

In its inaugural year, Grade 11 and 12 students who have committed to a career in dance are being challenged by Ms. Sherman to achieve greater heights in their pursuit of the art.  Through CatchingArt Contemporary Ballet Theatre, company experience will provide priceless professional learning opportunities and the development of resume performances, confidence and proficiency.

The Platform Society has been created to support just these efforts; one of its primary purposes is to cultivate and create career development opportunities for aspiring young arts professionals.  CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre is the embodiment of this goal and, as such, The Platform provides a 50% training scholarship to these young aspiring dancers .

How can you help?

CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre needs your participation in its upcoming inaugural show on November 17th.

An investment in the future of these young dancers, means the realization of their dreams and opportunities for the others in the next generation of young dancers.  So … join with us!

Please consider sponsorship of the premiere performance of CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre being held at the Kay Meek Theatre in West Vancouver.  Featuring compositions from North Vancouver’s Michael Conway Baker (OBC) and Pro Arte Centre’s composer-in-residence, music will be played by professional guest musicians.   Also highlighted will be North Shore’s Pandora’s Vox – the celebrated local vocal ensemble guesting with the dancers.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre’s Inaugural Show will be a celebration  of a significant step forward in vocational opportunities for this years’ artists.  Sponsorship of this event, in any of the forms described can give businesses the option of advertising to a committed community; families the opportunity to honour the memory of loved ones; and individuals, the prospect of acknowledging the achievements of these gifted young dancers.

Your partnership with us would be very appreciated!

Choreography Sponsorship Options

Below is a list of the works that will be performed by CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre on November 17.  We encourage you to consider sponsoring one of these pieces.

“Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell – Stephana  Arnold, Choreographer

Nutcracker Suite – Astrid Sherman/Stephana Arnold, Staging; Soloists: Michaela Gobas, Haley Horton, Emma Miller

Black Swan & White Swan – Stephana Arnold, Staging; Soloists: Haley Horton, Michaela Gobas

“Elegy for Flute & Piano”  by Michael Conway Baker – Stephana Arnold, Choreographer; Soloist:  Jodie Herron

“Devastation that is Alzheimer’s” – Astrid Sherman, Choreographer; Nicolette Szabo, Soloist & Company

“Canticle for an Angel” by Michael Conway Baker- Astrid Sherman, Choreographer; Soloist: Chloe Campbell

“Remembrances for French Horn” by Michael Conway Baker – Stephana Arnold, Choreographer; Soloist: Alisha Ahmadi

“Scatterlings of Afrika” – Astrid Sherman, Choreographer

Odalisques from Le Corsire – Jenny Yoo, Staging; Soloist: Emma Miller, Amanda Gillies & Chloe Campbell

“Snow Angel” by Tory Amos – Pandoras Vox Singers – Astrid Sherman, Choreographer

“Jesu, Joy!” Bach – Pandoras Vox Singers – Astrid Sherman, Choreographer

Your investment will make it possible for the 2013 company members to make the leap to professional artist.  Please review the sponsorship options below for a variety in levels of commitment.

Sponsorship Table


Sponsorship Table


For More Information about this event, check out CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre’s website at: