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The Hampton Ballet Theatre School presents “Les Sylphides”, “Mendelara”, and the “Littlest Mermaid”
Les Sylphides is a short non-narrative romantic ballet, a ballet blanc originally choreographed by Michael Fokine with arresting music by Frederic Chopin. The ballet premiered in 1907 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg by the Ballets Russes. Director Sara Jo Strickland has staged this ballet with the Professional Level 6 and 7 students of HBTS and guest artist Nick Peregrino. Mendelara is a modern ballet en pointe choreographed by Strickland’s mentor and teacher, Aras Ames, and is staged for the Professional Level 7 students of HBTS .
The Littlest Mermaid is a ballet originally conceived and choreographed by Miss Strickland and it will feature all the students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School as well as guest artist Nick Peregrino . Located in a kingdom under the sea, mermaid princess’, seahorses, sharks, crabs, merwitches and all types of wondrous sea creatures will bring Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale to life. The whimsical costumes are designed by Yuka Silvera, luminescent lighting is designed by Sebastian Paczynski and a seaworthy set design is by Miss Strickland.
Children from age 3 on up to adults will delight in watching the romantic Les Sylphides, the modern, en pointe dancing of Mendelara and the adventures under the sea in the Littlest Mermaid.
Don’t miss HBTS’ exciting SPRING 2019 BALLET PERFORMANCE!