In March 2014, “Ballet Classics” springs to life at Fayetteville State University’s Seabrook Auditorium and Methodist University’s Reeves Auditorium. “Ballet Classics,” danced by the North Carolina State Ballet and the Fayetteville State Dance Ensemble, is directed by Charlotte Blume and will feature two separate Ballets.
The featured Ballet will be “Swan Lake” Act II. With Lyrical choreography by Lev Ivanov and a haunting score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. “Swan Lake,” may be the best known of the Classic Ballets. Prince Siegfried is on a hunting trip with friends. They come upon a mist-covered lake and find “Swans” circling and landing. As Siegfried is about to shoot an arrow at a white swan, she turns into a beautiful girl. She tells him that she has been transformed into a swan by the sinister Rothbart, who assumes the form of an owl. If Rothbart dies, the girls must remain swans forever. Only true love for the “Swan Queen,” can break the spell and free them. Siegfried promises his love. With hope renewed, dawn approaches. Rothbart reappears as the girls return to the lake.
Part II of “Ballet Classics,” will include “Variations” from the Ballet “Raymonda,” with music by Alexander Glazunov, and a neo classic piece, “Jupiter,”, from “The Planets,”, by Gustav Holst.
Reservations for public and school performances may be made by calling the Ballet Company at (910) 485-4965 or through our Website. Tickets may be purchased through EventBrite, or at the door. Tickets go on sale February 15, 2014.
Public performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 21st and 3 p.m. on March 22nd at Fayetteville State University’s Seabrook Auditorium, and at 3 p.m. on March 30th at Methodist University’s Reeves Auditorium. Tickets are $16.00. Fayetteville State University students gain admittance for $5.00 with student I.D. for either performance on their campus.
Performances for Cumberland County and Regional Schools will be held on March 21st at Fayetteville State University’s Seabrook Auditorium, and on March 28th at Methodist University’s Reeves Auditorium. The cost is $6.00 for students, with teachers and staff admitted for free. The time for each performance is 10 a.m.