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Storytime Ballet: Cinderella

Storytime Ballet: Cinderella

Published: January 22, 2020

The library is excited to be partnering with Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts once again to showcase another 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, January 25 at 10 am at the Southwest Branch Library
  • Saturday, January 25 at 11 am at the Conover Branch Library
  • Saturday, January 25 at noon at the Main Library in Newton