Alice in Wonderland – A Ballet Adventure
A BALLET ADVENTURE THAT WELCOMES SPRING WITH A CHESHIRE CAT SMILE
Huntington, May 8, 2013….. Long Island Ballet Theatre is reprising their colorful, production that premiered in 2010. The music is varied and the choreography as much classical as slapstick. This family friendly story ballet will charm even the littlest ones. Running only 75 minutes, it is an ideal introduction, to theater and ballet. The lovely young dancer dancing the role of Alice ( a role usually reserved for professional dancers) is Jensine Schneekloth, a senior at Locust Valley High School and pre-professional student at Huntington Center for Performing Arts. Joining her will be professionals from Ballet Hispanico & Dance Theater of Harlem as well as budding professionals from Sara Knight Ballet in NYC. Port Jefferson native and member of Montgomery Ballet, Danielle Troyano returns to LIBT to dance a spectacular pas de deux in the magical garden of Wonderland that will delight ballet fans.
“It is special treat to bring the choreography from Balanchine protégé & former NYC Ballet dancer, Christopher Fleming back to LI”, proclaimed Merri Parola, LIBT President. For the past 4 years, Mr. Fleming has worked with LIBT creating exciting original work such as Tales From The Crypt – Halloween ballet, 2 gala productions, Connick Suite & a new Nutcracker production. Mr. Fleming’s original Alice in Wonderland is being presented in no less then 3 states this spring, May 11 in Philadelphia performed by BalletFleming, followed by a suburban New Jersey performance and finally on June 1st by LIBT in Port Washington.
Alice is directed by Jason Summers, Artistic Director of the Sandbox Theater and musical theater professional. Mr. Summers directed LIBT’s 2012 Nutcracker and proves that you do not have to be a ballet dancer or choreographer to direct a full-length ballet production.
LIBT is truly a local treasure as it has successfully connected the professional dance world located in NYC with suburban audiences, aspiring professionals and pre-professionals across Long Island. This 30 year-old organization mounts original story ballet productions and smaller contemporary pieces in a variety of venues. This summer it will be featured at a free performance at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival in Heckscher Park on August 7 as part of the LI Dance Consortium. LIBT provides audiences with contemporary as well as classical work to enjoy. It also educates young dancers in the rigors of dancing at a professional level under the direction of professional directors, choreographers and stage crew. In order to ensure a high quality production, it holds open auditions for professionals and aspiring professionals for each of its productions. LIBT is a non –profit, IRS 501 (c ) 3 organization, in residence year-round in Huntington at HuntingtonCenter for Performing Arts in the heart of Huntington village.
Alice in Wonderland – a ballet adventure
June 1, 2013
1pm & 4pm
Jeanne Rimsky Theater
Landmark on Main Street
Port Washington, NY
Tickets on line – www.liballettheatre.com
Telephone – 866-811-4111.