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A Storytime Ballet: Cinderella

A Storytime Ballet: Cinderella

Published: February 19, 2020

The library is excited to be partnering with Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts once again to showcase a set of storytime programs based on the classic ballet Cinderella.

The dance performances of the much-loved fairy tale focus on storytelling, namely the techniques dancers use to communicate events and emotions to an audience when words aren’t available to them. Students from Hickory Ballet will demonstrate the various ways they use gesture, expression, and other physical movements to help people understand what is happening on stage from moment to moment.

In addition to seeing portions of the ballet performed, children will have the chance to learn some ballet steps themselves. Not only will they discover the discipline needed to perform, but they’ll also realize how precise the actions must be to tell an effective story.

For young people – male and female – interested in seeing what the real work of dance performance looks like, this interactive storytime is a terrific introduction.

The programs will take place as follows:

  • Saturday, February 29 at 10 am at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
  • Saturday, February 29 at 11:30 am at the Maiden Branch Library
  • Saturday, February 29 at 1 pm at the St. Stephens Branch Library