Peter and the Wolf and Prokofiev's Classical Symphony
In our version of Peter and The Wolf, we include original and fun variations to Sergei Prokofiev's well-known children's classic. Of course, you will see your old favorites, including the Wolf, Peter, Grandfather, the Bird, Cat and Ducksbut we will also feature lively performances by leaping Frogs, Villagers, Squirrels and Hunters, and an additional dream sequence for the Wolf. Kirsten Oakley, Footworks Artistic Director, has added wonderful twists to the story, to make the audience laugh while allowing more artistry for the dancers.
Since the story ballet Peter and the Wolf is only a one-act production, Kirsten Oakley has added yet another genre of dance to the mix: Prokofievs Classical Symphony, a George Balanchine-inspired ballet choreographed in the neoclassical style. A more sleek and modern style, it features classical ballet movements but with increased energy and speed, pared-down sets and costumes, and without any reliance on a narrative.
Footworks Youth Ballet is a nonprofit ballet company located in Ventura, California, whose purpose is to provide educational opportunities to young people and the community through the art of ballet. Each season, Footworks Youth Ballet coordinates Outreach events for school children, which occur this year on April 19th.
Ventura College's Performing Arts Center (View)
4700 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
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