Ballet News

Peter & the Wolf

The Ballet Idaho Youth Ensemble continues its 2009/2010 tour performing three shows at two Boise area schools last Friday, May 7th. It was a long day for the dancers who performed two shows of Moving Through Time, choreographed by Ballet Idaho Artistic Director, Peter Anastos, at Trail Wind Elementary. This Ballet shows the evolution of Ballet technique and dance styles over the last 200 years, including excerpts from classic Ballets such as Giselle, La Bayadere, Swan Lake, and other famous Ballet variations. The Trail Wind Elementary students were especially enthralled by the stories of super-natural creatures, spirits and ghosts, and the Romantic idea of undying love and the torment of the unobtainable. They ended the day at Riverstone International School performing the timeless classic, Peter and the Wolf, choreographed by Ballet Idaho Ballet Master, Alex Ossadnik. This performance also includes a demonstration of the meticulous training dancers undergo to obtain Ballet technique and rhythm. The students thoroughly enjoyed the interaction as they were taught some of these techniques and allowed to follow along with the dancer’s demonstration. The Ballet Idaho Youth Ensemble will end its 2009/2010 tour May 28th at Collister Elementary performing Moving Through Time. We look forward to another great year of bringing dance, artistry, and culture to Boise and surrounding area students. A big THANK YOU to our Ensemble dancers and their parents for all of their commitment, dedication, and hard work to make this Outreach Program possible! Ballet Idaho Upper Level Academy students are invited to join the Ensemble by filling out the Ensemble Membership Request Form included in the Pre-Registration packet for the 2010/2011 Academic year. For information on rehearsal schedules, performance dates, and Ensemble requirements and fees, you may refer to the current Student Handbook or contact Ballet Idaho at #343-0556. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623930488179"]