ANNOUNCING THE PRODUCTION OF PETER AND THE WOLF ALONG WITH AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE OF BIG SPRING DREAMS
April 16 -18, 2021
At: The Dream Theater located at the Rock Family Worship Center at 3401 Holmes Ave, Huntsville, AL 35816 Parking is FREE
Huntsville Ballet Company (HBC) is pleased to announce the new production of Peter and the Wolf along with an encore performance of Big Spring Dreams which audiences greeted with standing ovations in February. Also performed will be the world-famous Act II pas de deux from Don Quixote choreographed by Marius Petipa. The show is scheduled for April 16-18 at the Dream Theater located at the Rock Family Worship Center in Huntsville, AL.
“This will be our second return to the stage since the pandemic forced us to cancel our season,” said Phillip Otto, Artistic Director for the Huntsville Ballet Company. “Our dancers are excited to be performing on stage again even with masks and for a smaller audience due to social distancing requirements.”
“I have always wanted to choreograph a production of Peter and the Wolf, which is a family-oriented ballet great for children of all ages,” Otto said. Peter and the Wolf is a captivating story ballet set to the well-known classical music of Sergei Prokofiev. Prokofiev composed Peter and the Wolf in 1936 to introduce children to the different instruments in the orchestra.
There will also be an encore performance of Big Spring Dreams which is an eclectic collection of vignettes of human emotion: love, inspiration, happiness, and hope, dedicated to the city of Huntsville. Big Spring Dreams features choreography by Huntsville Ballet School’s own Gina Guerrera as well as choreography by HBC alum, Desmond Nunn who is currently performing in the first national tour of Hamilton: An American Musical.
The HBC has built a reputation for beautifully choreographed and professional performances by a team of elite dancers. “Our goal is to entertain our audiences and bring the art of dance to life,” Otto said. “New sets are being designed and built by local lighting/scenic designer Cynthia Meyer who I have enjoyed working with for the past 12 years. She is a true artist in every sense of the word and adds a magical touch to our performances.”
The HBC appreciates the generosity of the local community and its continuing support. This performance serves as a fundraiser to help “Bridge the Ballet” through the pandemic and on to a brighter future.