Footworks Youth Ballet

Ventura’s Footworks Youth Ballet is proud to present three very different ballets this spring starting with PETER AND THE WOLF by Sergei Prokofiev. Come see this lively performance with the usual characters—the Wolf, Peter, Grandfather, the Bird, the Cat, and Ducks—as well as leaping Frogs, Villagers, Squirrels and Hunters. The story takes an unexpected twist at the end with Artistic Director Kirsten Oakley’s entertaining interpretation of this well-known children’s classic.

Along with PETER AND THE WOLF will be a special performance of Prokofiev’s CLASSICAL SYMPHONY, a Balanchine-inspired ballet in the Neoclassical style. Choreographed by Kirsten Oakley’s friend and mentor Yvonne Mounsey, who danced in George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet, it showcases a more sleek and modern style based in classical ballet but features increased energy and speed, pared-down sets and costumes, and less reliance on a story.

To round out the offerings this spring, Ventura’s Footworks Youth Ballet will also bring GISELLE to the stage. GISELLE is the epitome of Romantic ballet. First performed in 1841 to the music of French composer Adolphe Adam, it is the story of love lost, remorse, and forgiveness. Not often performed, GISELLE will offer Ventura County residents a special opportunity to experience a ballet that is often dubbed as moody and ethereal with a touch of the supernatural.                             

GISELLE

PETER AND THE WOLF and CLASSICAL SYMPHONY

Oxnard Performing Arts Center – 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA

When:                                     General Public – GISELLE

                                                Saturday, June 2nd, 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.

                                                General Public – PETER AND THE WOLF and CLASSICAL SYMPHONY

                                                Sunday, June 3rd, 2:00 P.M.

Outreach Performances for Students (K-8) – PETER AND THE WOLF

                                                Friday, June 1st –  10:00 A.M. and 11:45 a.m

Cost: Sliding scale of $0-$5 per ticket

Contact: outreach@footworksyouthballet.org

Tickets:                               $22, $18, $14

Ticket Hotline:                     (805) 486-2424

Online Ticket Orders:   www.footworksyouthballet.org

Footworks Youth Ballet is a nonprofit ballet company whose purpose is to provide educational opportunities to young people through the art of ballet. 

 

Ventura’s Footworks Youth Ballet


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