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Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet celebrates 40 years with series of 'tutu' portraits

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Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks basketball players pose wearing tutus to celebrate Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's 40th year Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks basketball players pose wearing tutus to celebrate Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's 40th year
SHREVEPORT, La. -

A couple of Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks basketball players tried some new moves today - they did their best pirouettes for a great cause.

The pair donned tutus at Riverview Theater to support the 40th anniversary of the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet.

The ballet is gearing up for its holiday production of The Nutcracker. followed by The Wizard of Oz in the Spring 2014.

The evening of the gala, the SMB will also unveil a series of photos titled "How Do You Tutu", featuring notable men and women in the community expressing how their interpretation of how they "tutu".

These portraits, taken by award-winning Shreveport photographer Neil Johnson, will also be available for purchase during the gala.

"The ballet is an old art form and some people might think it's outdated but it, to me, is just the pinnacle of dance. It's challenging it's beautiful. It's also important for the community to continue to be exposed to this art form," says Margaret Crittell, President of the Board of Directors for the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet.

The SMB will celebrate it's 40th anniversary with a Ruby Gala on December 6th, followed by The Nutcracker on the 7th and 8th.

For a full schedule, and to learn more about the SMB, click here.

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