What do you get when you mix Little Red Riding Hood and a Wily Wolf with ballet dancers and actors? A comedic story ballet! Albemarle Ballet Theatre (ABT) and Studio for The Performing Arts (SFTPA) presents their 10th spring dance gala featuring “Little Red Riding Hood” on PVCC’s Main Stage, Saturday May 17th at 6:00pm.
Little Red’s forest friends include a feathery yellow duck and a black cat who vie for Red’s attention. On their journey through the magic forest to grandma’s house, they meet dancing bluebirds, butterflies, fairies, fireflies, flowers and toads.
The Wily Wolf attempts to fool Little Red’s friends with comical disguises, but he can’t fool Red’s brothers and sister who expose the ravenous loser. You’ll howl when the wolf dresses and dances to “Hey There Little Red Riding Hood.” What will Little Red do when the Wolf tries wooing her to dance with him?
The Woodsman also vies for Red’s affection, only to be discouraged by mom and dad who run him off. Were mom and dad mistaken to send the Woodsman packing? Can the Woodsman save grandma and Red from the Wolf’s final plot?
Albemarle Ballet Theatre dancers, professional actors and dancers perform Nicky Hart Coelho’s and Veronica Hart’s witty interpretation of this favorite fairy tale. Guest artists include, Zach Bush, Ashley Geisler, Veronica Hart, Barbara Roberts, and Richard Jones. Restaging by Ashley Geisler, Dinah Gray, Veronica Hart and Sally Hart.
“polloGENS” created by Veronica Hart features ABT’s advanced jazz dancers. Similarities in the shapes found in Jackson Pollock’s #14 and the Ebola virus inspired Hart’s choreography.
Sisters Nicky Coelho of James Sewell Ballet and Veronica Hart of concorDance contemporary perform “Shady Grove.” They created their duet to reflect their childhood spent playing in the countryside of Western Albemarle County.
ABT celebrates their 10th anniversary by giving back to the community. 10 lucky dancers will win free classes this summer at ABT. Current and former ABT students not eligible.
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