Listen: Ron Cunningham, Former Sacramento Ballet Artistic Director
Wide Open Walls is excited to announce that a 2019 mural of Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda rehearsing dancers will soon grace the The Capital Athletic Club located at 8th and P Streets. Well known local artist Stephanie Taylor will create a beautiful large mural honoring Ron and Carinne’s 30 years of artistic direction of the Sacramento Ballet, and all that they contributed to Sacramento through the powerful vehicle of dance.
The Capital Athletic Club has been fortunate to include Ron and Carinne’s artistry in ballet performances every spring for an extraordinary 28 years of dance excellence. Their athlete’s precision and strength has been inspiring with dancers exploding in dynamic force to packed crowds and standing ovations.
The Capital Athletic Club will be hosting a viewing of the mural and a free celebration on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at 8th and P Streets. The evening will feature a short dance performance including a captivating duet from Ron Cunningham’s Carmina Burana, a fun theatrical dance segment from two former leading dancers from the Sacramento Ballet masquerading as Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, a dynamic Hip-Hop presentation from young dancers from Step I Dance & Fitness, and a beautiful ensemble performance from the IMBA Mexican Folklorico Dance Company.