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|Date & Time:||
Saturday, April 22, 2017
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary|
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J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts
100 Shawsheen Road
Andover, MA 01810
|Cost:||$20 for Children, Students with ID & Seniors; $26 for Adults Visa and MasterCard accepted. Generous Group Discounts available. All seats are reserved. Handicapped seating is available and easily accessible.|
|Sponsored by:||Dance Prism of New England|
|Description:||Dance Prism, New Englands Premier Touring Professional Ballet Company presents its new original treatment of Shakespeares most romantic love story Romeo and Juliet. This fully mounted production will tour the Massachusetts cities Andover, Littleton and Sudbury.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:00 pm
J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Shawsheen Road, Andover, MA 01810
Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:00 pm
Curtis Theatre - 22 Pratts Mill Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:00 pm
Performing Arts Center at Littleton High School, 56 King Street
Littleton, MA 01460
Please Note: Because Romeo & Juliet is such a significant part of many schools’ curricula, Dance Prism will offer all students regardless of age admission at the lower child/senior rate.
Special pre-performance programs may be arranged in advance for youth groups and other organizations.
Shakespeares passionate tale of lovers trapped in the conflicts of a divided society has enthralled audiences for more than four centuries. Issues in the play still resonate in our contemporary world.
This new Dance Prism production is choreographed by Miranda Bailey, former soloist and current Ballet Mistress of Columbia City Ballet, working together with Dance Prism Artistic Director Mary Demaso.
Transposing the narrative of Romeo & Juliet to ballet is very natural according to Demaso, as the lyricism of the young lovers poetry so readily inspires movement.
The scenario also allows the rapture of the lovers, danced by Bailey and Matt Tucker, to be complemented by exuberant market scenes reflecting the multiple layers of Veronas society, as well as the heart-stopping swordplay (set by dancer and stage combat specialist Terry Blogg) that swiftly ends in pointless death.
Following all performances, audience members are invited to join the cast at a reception where they may meet the principal dancers.
Dance Prism, New Englands Premier Touring Ballet Company, was founded in 1982 by Scott Ranagan and Mary Demaso. It is a classically focused professional ballet company. It includes in its repertoire both such narrative ballets as The Nutcracker and Cinderella, and original works including Variations on MakeWay for Ducklings, inspired by Robert McCloskeys beloved tale, and Dance Prisms most popular family oriented ballet, A Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland. Recent productions have included such major works as Giselle, Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Sleeping Beauty and A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Dance Prism is composed of approximately 25 professional dancers and apprentices, supplemented for larger productions such as The Nutcracker by serious ballet students who audition annually for the company. Dance Prisms casts include dancers based throughout the northeast region and eastern seaboard.
Special Programs for Scouts and other groups
Dance Prism offers special programs to meet the needs of Scouts of all ages as well as other community groups. Programs can be arranged for a pre-show informational talk tailored for Scouts, the opportunity to meet the dancers, and backstage tours for appropriate age levels. A Nutcracker Special Program can include a complementary Dance Prism Nutcracker patch for attendance. A generous discount is available to groups.
Lecture Demonstrations and Workshops
When not involved in the fully mounted theatre performances, Dance Prism Company members tour New England offering Lecture/Demonstrations and Dance-related Workshops to private and public schools, libraries and retirement communities.
Contact Dance Prism to learn more about scheduling a Lecture-Demo at your facility.
Dance Prism is a performance organization only.
Dance Prism is a not for profit organization.
Entered by: Barry L Bailey
Created: March 29, 2017 at 10:01 AM
Last Modified: March 29, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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