Metropolitan Ballet’s Family Concert Series 2022
Leap into the New Year with two new ballets from the Metropolitan Ballet Company: “The Story of Ferdinand” and “Robin Hood.” Based on the classic children’s tales, these two new dances will dazzle children and adults alike in a live performance. Special guests from The School of the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance will also perform!
“The Story of Ferdinand” is based on the beloved children’s book by Munro Leaf, with iconic illustrations by Robert Lawson. Ferdinand is a young bull who prefers to smell the flowers (and dance!) rather than fight in bullfights. Choreography is by the nationally acclaimed Jennifer Sommers, Director of the Houston Ballet Academy, and long-time creative collaborator with Metropolitan.
“Robin Hood” features Robin and his group of Merrymakers, Friar Tuck, Little John, and Maid Marian. This athletic, abstract interpretation of the 1938 film is choreographed by John Selya, (Twyla Tharp Dance). Robin Hood is made possible by a generous gift from Joy Falk Schorr, CEO, DJS Associates, Inc.
Metropolitan Ballet’s Family Concert Series provides the opportunity to engage with dance through both popular and timeless children’s literature, as told through a broad range of dance forms and styles that entertain and enrich audience members of all ages.
Metropolitan Ballet Company is recognized as a one of “seven local studios in America cultivating top talent,” by POINTE magazine. Met has trained numerous dance artists who now perform with professional companies across America. More than 100 Metropolitan students have earned highest honors at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) and/or scholarships for intensive study with prestigious ballet companies nationwide. Lisa Collins Vidnovic serves as Metropolitan Ballet Company’s Artistic Director.
Performances will take place on Saturday, January 15 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, and Sunday, January 16 at 1:00 pm at Abington Friends School, Josephine Muller Theater, 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, PA. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
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