$23.00 All Seats
Pas de Quatre:
During the summer of 1845, the great ballerinas Marie Taglioni, Fanny Cerito, Carlotta Grisi and Lucile Grahn were all simultaneously engaged at her Majesty’s Theatre London. The four stars were, of course bitter rivals. French choreographer ,Jules Perrot set to work to create a series of dances that would display the most scintillating talents of each ballerina, without giving predominance to any one of the four. Perrot’s choreography must have been masterful, for it achieved a harmonious unity while permitting each ballerina to enjoy personal triumph in her steps exactly suited to her individual style. Re- staged by Miss Vanessa Voter come and watch this ballet come alive again with Methuen Ballet Ensemble’s Company Members.
Hansel and Gretel:
A walk into the woods turns into a big adventure for a brother and sister! They are dismayed when they realize the bread crumbs they left to mark their trail have been eaten. As they venture deeper into the forest, they come upon a gingerbread house, only to discover it is owned by an evil witch. Join the Dew Fairy and the many forest creatures as they assist the children on their journey. Will the witch have a nice meal or will the children outwit her devious plan? Join us at this delightful dance performance and find out!
History of the Methuen Ballet Ensemble:
Vanessa Rae Voter founded Methuen Ballet Ensemble in 1989 as a platform for promising students to showcase their talents, performing both classical and modern ballets for the public. Her inspiration came from her years as a dancer with Boston Ballet. During the audition process for “The Nutcracker”, those children not cast in roles touched her, by their disappointment and tears. She vowed that someday she would have a company of her own, where every child who auditioned would be guaranteed a part. She realized her dream and has been successfully staging “The Nutcracker” for eighteen years, never having rejected an auditioning dancer.