San Diego Ballet

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A Midsummer Nights Dream and Carnival of the Animals

  • Price: $30 - $100
  • Date: Sat, Mar 21, 2015
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Balboa Theatre 2:30p

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Frolicking fairies, star-crossed lovers. and bounding Amazons share the stage in Javier Velasco’s fast, fleet, and funny adaptation of Shakespeare’s immortal comedy. Join us in this witty romp through enchanted glades where “the course of true love n’er did run smooth.” Set to some of Mendelssohn’s most memorable melodies, Midsummer’s makes magic! Midsummer placeholder Carnival of the Animals 

Noriko   BALLET – HIP HOP – GIANT PUPPETS – WOW! A colorful journey through the animal kingdom set to the beloved music of Camille Saint-Saens and folk music from all over the world. Presented in association with Animal Cracker Conspiracy and the Living Coast Discovery Center. Carnival of the Animals features not just Velasco’s modern/ballet fusion staging but hip hop dance performed by alumnus of San Diego’s first and finest hip hop crew, Culture Shock San Diego. Says Velasco, “Although we had collaborated on ballets before with Culture Shock, this one is a bit different. Carnival of the Animals was created specifically for young children to enjoy. But that doesn’t mean the level of dancing is any less. As a matter of fact, it contains one of the most famous solos in ballet… the Swan, made famous by Anna Pavlova.” This year, the production will be joined by the fantastical puppets of Animal Cracker Conspiracy and will be introduced by a special “guest” from the Living Coast Discover Center.

Carnival of the Animals (A BALLET FOR CHILDREN) was the third ballet created in the eleven-year collaboration between SDB, Culture Shock San Diego and Young Audiences of San Diego.