Ballet Under the Stars

Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble

A young couple on a first date bring a picnic and a blanket to the hillside. Kids play frisbee on the hillside while waiting for the show to begin. A young child sits captivated by the dancers warming up on the stage before the show. For many of these audience members it will be their first exposure to a live dance performance.

Since its inception in 1993, Ballet Under the Stars, presented each summer at the Zilker Hillside Theatre, has cemented its place in Austin's cultural landscape. Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble is proud to bring a wide variety of dance genres out of the confines of the theatre and to the masses on the hillside under the stars of the Austin skyline. Each year, AMDE produces a high quality production of artistically engaging and technically challenging concert dance. From the captivating beauty of classical and contemporary ballet, to the foot tapping rhythms of jazz and broadway-style dance pieces, to very thought provoking modern and experimental concept pieces, the company of dancers has done it all. We strongly believe in the importance of bringing this production to the Austin community free of charge. However, a production such as this is not without production costs. Currently, AMDE requires additional funding to purchase new flooring to ensure the safety of the dancers, to provide compensation for our performers and choreographers and to support production elements such as costumes and lighting.


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Won't you support a vital piece of Austin's performing arts history? Your donation will assist us in continuing to help present this type of free performance to the people of Austin and the surrounding areas.

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Donated so far: GLOUCHKOV FAMILY
Creator: Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble
Goal: $5,000.00
Raised: $103.00