Two ballets on the Crosby stage this weekend

Jun 07, 2019
Dancers from the Atlantic Ballet Company performing troupe and students from P2P Dance Center.

BELFAST — Dancers from the Atlantic Ballet Company performing troupe and students from P2P Dance Center perform two exciting and beloved ballets on Sunday, June 16, at 3 p.m., at the Crosby Center, 96 Church St.

Atlantic Ballet Company and students from its training center, P2P Dance Center, will premiere their spectacular production of "Don Quixote.” The costuming created by directors Michele and Heather Cox are festive and colorful, reflecting the Spanish setting of this ballet in La Mancha in central Spain. This lively story is both comical and dramatic as it takes viewers through the rather clumsy antics of the young, wealthy and available Gamache. He wishes to marry the young Spanish girl, Kitri, who wishes to marry the town barber, Basilio. Don Quixote is the character for whom the story is named. He is an eccentric character who fancies himself as a knight errant, who believes he is battling monstrous windmills,

Saint Saens' "Carnival of the Animals" will be performed during the first half of the show. P2P Dance students, ages three through adult, who train at P2P Dance Center classes in Camden, Camden-Rockport Elementary School, Belfast Dance Studio and Waldo County YMCA, perform in this musical and comedic suite. It tells the story of a majestic King Lion, who proclaims that he is holding a grand audition at his palace for all the animals in his kingdom, regardless of food preference, size, proportions or color. The animals chosen in this audition will perform in the premiere of his new stage production. One will be chosen to partner with him in the Grand Pas de Deux (dance for two). Turbo turtles, fancy fish, heckling hens, magical unicorns, an eccentric elephant, a defiant donkey, dreadful dragons, frivolous frogs and a spellbinding swan all vie for the honor of dancing with the King.

This enjoyable family-length production will entertain children, teens and adults. Tickets for this Belfast show are sold at Opera House Video in Belfast and online at p2p2019june.eventbrite.com.

Tickets are $15 for seniors and children 12 and younger, and $18 for adults.

For more information on the Crosby Center performance, please see P2PDance.com.

 

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