Nationally recognized for its versatility and excellence, Albany Berkshire Ballet has presented the finest in classical and contemporary ballet for audiences throughout the Northeast for over 50 years. ABB works to promote the work of diverse choreographers, initiate new repertory, and educate the public- particularly youth- about this form of artistic expression.
Berkshires, MA — Fourteen grade school dancers from around Western Massachusetts will have the opportunity to perform alongside acclaimed ballet dancers from around the country in Albany Berkshire Ballet‘s new production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in performances at Northampton’s Academy of Music (Aug 31) and Pittsfield’s Colonial Theatre (Sep 7).
From the Cantarella School of Dance in Pittsfield, student performers include Mary Haight, Lindzie Johndro, Sage Moran, Lauren Strassell, Charlotte McKenna, Julia Powell, Evelynn Powell, Ella Ives. From the West Side Dance Studio in West Springfield, students selected include Aida Nagle, Grace Connors, Moira Shannon, Addison Corbett, Emalie Mendes, Nia Johnson.
As throughout its half century history of professional ballet productions, ABB is committed to creating opportunities for youth to develop as dancers not only through its affiliated schools and outreach, but through direct participation on stage performing alongside renowned professional dancers.
Paula Weber’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream–In this magical two-act ballet telling of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, Queen Titania (Anna Acker) and King Oberon (Shane rule over the fairies and toy with the lives of mortals as they manipulate mismatched human lovers in ecstatic dance. With enchanting music by Felix Mendelssohn and stunning original set art by Thurston Munson, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is sure to delight all ages and experience levels. Performances are set for Albany, NY (Aug 23), Northampton, MA (Aug 31) and Pittsfield, MA (Sep 7).
Tickets: $30- 45
For tickets or more information: https://albanyberkshireballet.org/tickets/
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