Spring ballet show staged by area dancers at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College
Saint Augustine Ballet presents Peter and the Wolf and Don Quixote Suite on Saturday, May 21 — with two performances at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are available at saintaugustineballet.org
Local dance students from St. Johns, Duval and Flagler counties are featured in the performance, under the direction of Luis Abella, Executive and Artistic Director of Saint Augustine Ballet, the producer of the annual Nutcracker for the past 13 years.
Special guest Daniel Hilbert is the narrator, an attorney with Canan Law in St. Augustine. Hilbert is known for his podcast called The Things I Like on The 904 Now App, in which he interviews local business owners and nonprofits.
Peter and the Wolf was previously staged in May 2012 by Saint Augustine Ballet in Kirk Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the Florida School of the Deaf and the Blind.
“We are so excited to be able to re-stage this ballet 10 years later in our wonderful community,” said Luis Abella, Executive Director and founder of Saint Augustine Ballet. “We are thrilled to share these performances with our audiences from near and far.”
Act 1 features Peter and the Wolf, a “symphonic fairy tale” by composer Sergei Prokofiev. The ballet features a narrator and a young boy named Peter who lives with his grandfather in a small country house surrounded by meadows, a pond and the woods. Peter’s three best friends are a little bird who has a nest near Peter’s home, a duck who likes to splash in the nearby pond at the edge of the woods, and a playful cat who is forever chasing his own tail! This is the perfect ballet for all ages.
Act 2 features the Don Quixote Suite: The Dream, a ballet based on episodes taken from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. In the Dream sequence, Don Quixote has an enchanted dream about beautiful maidens in which the image of Kitri symbolizes his Dulcinea.
Show times are 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Tickets are $35, $45 to $50, available at saintaugustineballet.com or by calling 855-222-2849.
ABOUT THE BALLET
Saint Augustine Ballet offers performance opportunities to dancers from St. Augustine, St. Johns County and the surrounding area. The Saint Augustine Ballet is a nonprofit performing arts organization founded in 2010. For more details, go to saintaugustineballet.org