Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Children's Ballet

The Singing Tortoise, February 27
Two FREE performances Saturday, February 27 at 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at the Downtown Nashville Pubic Library.

Nashville Ballet is proud to bring back one of our most popular children's ballets. In this West African folk tale, a hunter named Ama meets a magical singing tortoise. Once Ama befriends the tortoise, she tries to teach him that man is simply a visitor on earth who needs to respect all things. But Ama tries to exploit the tortoise's special gifts in order to gain favor with the people of his village. However, the tortoise has a plan of her own to teach Ama to learn his lesson the hard way. This cautionary tale features elaborate masks that represent animals and chieftains, choreography by Paul Vasterling, and is set to an infectious percussion score composed by Todd London.
Nashville Ballet Website

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