Autumn Program. Oct. 18-24, 2021

Rhea Speights


Horrible Ballet

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 22, 7:00 PM
Sunday May 24, 5:00 PM

Duration: 60 minutes with intermission
Location: Firehouse

This artist shares a bill with PULPPULP .

Ticket Information

Early Bird: $15
Advanced: $25
At the Door: $28 

Festival Pass

If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $75.00





Horrible Ballet

Horrible Ballet is a self-portrait and a solo performance, choreographed and performed by Rhea Speights. Rhea says of the work, "The world is on fire, and I am just pointing my toes. The movement patterns of ballet are so ingrained in my body that I cannot escape them. They trap me." Rhea considers the choices she's made that have brought her to this point, piecing together various memories, and tries to imagine what might come next.


Rhea Speights (choreographer/performer)
Rhea Speights is an artist and teacher, working primarily in dance and video. Her work has been presented in various venues in the United States, Colombia, and New Zealand. Rhea's creative practice is influenced by her experiences with artists she admires including Jennifer Monson, Jessie Young, Angie Pittman, and Sycamore Toffel. In making her work, Rhea uses ballet and contemporary dance forms, video, cinema theory, and her desire to fully integrate the imagination with the body.

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