Presenting ballet in New England since 1982
About Dance Prism
Dance Prism, founded in 1982 by Scott Ranagan and Mary Demaso, is a classically focused ensemble that includes in its standard repertoire both such narrative ballets as The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, and Cinderella, and original neoclassical works. In past years, Dance Prism has premiered The Magic of Merlin, a ballet derived from the legends of King Arthur and his mentor, the fabulous wizard Merlin; the traditional comic ballet Coppélia; Scott Ranagan’s Snow White; and mixed repertory programs that have included Hansel and Gretel, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and the Russian tale of The Firebird. More recent seasons have included the iconic romantic ballet Giselle, the joyful adventures of Peter Pan and Aladdin, In 2013 the company premiered ballet’s rollicking version of Don Quixote and its first full length Swan Lake. The 2014-15 season will commence with La Sylphide, the signature ballet of the Romantic Era, and end with the irresistible whackyness of A Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland, Dance Prism’s most popular family oriented ballet.
The primary purpose of the company is to bring the spectrum of ballet into the communities of New England. Its touring schedule regularly includes appearances in such venues as Worcester’s Mechanics Hall, the Collins Center in Andover, and the Jackson Arts Center at Bristol Community College in Fall River. The company also provides performances, lecture demonstrations, and workshops for a number of private and public schools and retirement communities throughout the region.
Dance Prism is composed of approximately 25 professional dancers and apprentices, supplemented for larger productions such as The Nutcracker by serious ballet students who audition annually for the company. Dance Prism’s casts include dancers based throughout the northeast region and eastern seaboard.
Dance Prism is a performance organization only.
Ticket and Program Policies
Tickets to all Dance Prism sponsored performances are available online and by phone.
• Visa/MC are accepted online.
• Checks via USPS and Visa/MC are accepted on phone orders.
• Cash/checks and Visa/MC are accepted at the door.
• Please note that there is a $2.00 handling fee per ticket on all credit card orders.
Group discounts are available for all performances.
Special pre-performance talks for groups can be arranged for most performances (see Special Programs).
All theaters have provisions for handicapped seating and offer convenient, generally free, parking opportunities.
It is Dance Prism’s policy to allow the exchange of tickets purchased but unused for equivalent tickets to any other Dance Prism-presented production in the current program or ensuing calendar year. The company does not provide refunds for unused tickets.
If you cannot attend a performance for which you have purchased tickets, on account of inclement weather or other personal reasons, you may exchange your tickets for another Dance Prism performance in the ensuing calendar year, including other performances of the same program (given availability), our spring or fall season productions or The Nutcracker in November and December, by following this process:
° Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, providing the invoice number (if purchased on line), and the row & number of the tickets you have, and requesting a voucher for future tickets. If possible, please do so prior to the performance for which you have purchased tickets so that we know those seats are available for other patrons.
° At any time prior to the later performance you would like to attend, redeem your voucher (using the information provided in it) by again emailing email@example.com..Remember that to receive best seats it would be wise to email at least two weeks ahead of that performance.
We appreciate your interest in Dance Prism productions and will do our best to accommodate you..
Mail: 23 Hastings Road,
Boston, Massachusetts 02421-6806
Business Office: 781.861.9219
Box Office: 978.371.1038