Twelve Terrace dancers perform in Swan Lake
SEVERAL LOCAL dancers will get a chance to perform in one of the most famous ballets when it comes to town in February.
Ballet Jorgen, who was here several years ago to perform Cinderella, returns Feb. 8 to put on Swan Lake as part of its 25th anniversary tour. Twelve dancers from Artists in Motion dance studio are being chosen for small parts in the performance based on their ages, size (for costumes) and ability. They will do a 90 minute choreography session, costumes, participate in the stage rehearsal and the performance. In addition, a photography workshop and local dance classes will be offered.
“The ballet company has been so wonderful to deal with,” says Lisa McLeod, president of the Terrace Concert Society, which is presenting the ballet. “I am finding it very educational to see how many people that it takes to make this happen.”
Ballet Jorgen is travelling with complete sets, costumes and 29 people, she added, saying that Ballet Jorgen is hardworking and willing to undertake tasks required for touring large and small communities, thereby making ballet more accessible for everyone.