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“Peter and the Wolf” Headlines Studio 4 Dance Theater’s Spring Showcase, May 2-3, 2014 in Angels Camp
Angels Camp, CA...Local audiences can enjoy both a ballet classic and cutting-edge modern dance at Studio 4 Dance Theater’s Spring Showcase 2014, 7pm, Friday, May 2, and 3pm, Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. Appropriate for all ages, Studio 4 Dance Theater’s annual Spring Showcase is a mix of ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance...
The Wolf catches the Duck as Peter tries to warn her.
Alyssa Walker as Peter, Elizabeth Ernst as the Wolf, and Rebecca Elliott as the Duck
Photos by Stacy Arhontes
This year’s production features “Peter and the Wolf,” Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s 1936 narrated ballet children's story about a boy who ventures beyond his grandfather’s garden gate one day. The score features music that is accessible and familiar to children, making it a great introduction to both classical music and ballet. Twenty-five dancers bring the tale to life, portraying everything from the Meadow, Forest and Pond to the Bird, Duck, Cat, Grandfather, Huntsmen, Peter and, of course, the Wolf.
The second act features two dynamic new full-company dances created by Tammie Lee, and also showcases the works of several Studio 4 Dance Theater choreographers. Three new young choreographers have created lyrical and contemporary dances to share compelling stories about life and love. Also, second-year choreographer Elizabeth Ernst will perform in her own jazzy hip-hop group number as well as a solo piece; and Elise Williams, four-time choreographer for S4DT, has created an exciting hip-hop number sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Studio 4 School of Dance Director Tammie Lee has been cultivating talented dancers and choreographers for more than eight years. Students from Studio 4 School of Dance have been invited to further their dance careers at Juline Regional Youth Ballet, American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive Program, Ballet San Jose, Contra Costa Ballet, and San Jose State.
Tickets to the Spring Showcase 2014 are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Tickets are general admission and are available at Angels Sewer & Drain, 4467 Hwy 4, Vallecito, 8:30-4:00 M-F and Studio 4 School of Dance, 4868 Hwy 4, Vallecito, 11:00-2:00 on Saturdays, or at the box office one hour before each show, cash or check only.
For further information, the public may contact Tammie Lee at 209-728-5347.