By Fiona Gardner
Alright kiddies, parents, grannies and grandpas! Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition is in town until this Saturday 21st January 2011 at the Dunstan Playhouse Theatre.
Don’t forget your pink tu – tu (under 5 only), ribbons and a spare 10 dollars so you don’t miss out on your little mouse ears at the door! Get in early as the foyer is filled with excitement and buzz before the show and get ready to be inspired by the Royal New Zealand ballet company. This little troupe of seven mice will take you on a journey to show you an arrange of dance styles from contemporary, hip hop, jazz, Irish dancing, tap and whole lot of other tricks that ballet can deliver.
These comical characters tell the story of Angelia as she leaves her friends from her childhood dance school. Sticking to the traditional format of a ballet, with trios, duos, solos and a final group formation, we see Angelina’s entraped in her fantasy for love, with her dreams and passion of dance leading her into new adventures for the future.
This young audience development and engagement make me wonder what the future of dance holds. These little audience members, growing in the moving technology world, will find it hard to keep engaged without some discipline from the parents. and by that world’s demands for living in the moment, they may well miss the beauty that only the theatre can create in the stories of the mind and fantasy. Still, probably our parents said that about technology when we that young.
Don’t be scared of the dark as lights are shinning bright, and the dancers are extremely engaging! Great way if you want to develop your child’s understanding of body language and to deliver the simple story of transition when moving away to follow your dreams!
Grab a program if you want to keep your child entertained in the short interval, with crosswords and stories of the young ballet company.
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