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BYU ballet to perform April 12

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 9th, 2013

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EVANSTON — The BYU Theatre Ballet will visit Evanston this Friday, April 12, to present their performance of Fairy Tales and Fantasy at Davis Middle School, as part of the Uinta County Concert Series.

Fairy Tales and Fantasy presents selections from ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote and more on the stage for a night of magical dance stories.  

The main production will start at 7 p.m., but the fun starts for the children at 6 p.m. with a “prince and princess party” meet-and-greet, with refreshments sponsored by To The Pointe Dance Studio. The party continues during intermission, when children are invited to the stage to dance with the Theatre Ballet cast. The Theatre Ballet has been incorporating the prince and princess party at their performances for the last year.

“The connection that the dancers make with the children before, during and after the performances makes all the difference,” said artistic director Shani Robinson. “The children are so quiet in our performances because they are looking for their favorite dancer. Since they know a dancer personally, they are that much more interested and focused on what is happening onstage.” 

Earlier in the day, the Theatre Ballet will visit Aspen Elementary students during school. As an afterschool activity, Robinson is inviting older dance students to warm up with the Theatre Ballet dancers from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. The prince and princess party is included in the price of a ticket — $5 for students and $10 adults.

For more information, call Carolee Bowen at (307) 679-2348.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at all of the regular concert series outlets: Curves, Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Copy Cats and Jewl’s Card & Gift in Evanston, at the Lyman Town Hall and Benedict’s Market in Bridger Valley, or online at EvanstonTickets.com. 

This event is presented in partnership with Aspen Elementary School and UCSD No. 1, and sponsored in part by the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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