FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE STEPS BACK IN TIME TO PRESENT KING ARTHUR AND THE
KNIGHTS OF THE SQUARE TABLES|
As part of its Dance Me a Story Family Series, Festival Ballet Providence announces the Rhode Island premiere of King Arthur and the Knights of the Square Tables. This original work created by Festival Ballet Providence Artistic Director Mihailo Djuric, former Ballet West principal dancer Christine Jacques Simes, and New Hampshire Theatre Project Artistic Director Genevieve Aichele combines theater, dance, music and clowning.
The story follows young Valerie, who while reading a book given to her by her uncle, is dreamily sent back to the court of King Arthur. Valerie and her two best friends find themselves faced with dueling knights, soldiers, arguing ambassadors, a snide sorceress and tap-dancing dragons. Together they defeat the menacing monsters and save all the kingdoms.
King Arthur and the Knights of the Square Tables is set to a wonderfully, quirky score by Danny Elfman, whose film music has provided scores for Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Dick Tracy, Batman and Men in Black. The Rhode Island premiere will feature the Festival Ballet Providence Company and Junior Company and children of the Festival Ballet Providence Center for Dance Education and the Trinity Rep Conservatory.
Performances are Sunday, January 27 and February 3 at 1:30 and 4:00 p.m. at the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Rhode Island College. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling Festival Ballet Providence at 401-353-1129. Group discounts are also available and the performances are great for birthday parties.
Thanks to Festival Ballet for providing this information.