Ballet and Pilates for Life will be presenting its first public performance—“Peter and the Wolf”—at the Grove Theater this weekend.
“You will be delighted as our children’s ballet brings to life Sergei Prokofiev’s marvelous musical tale,” artistic director Elize Allan said in a press release. “We want the community to come out, support our young dancers, and enjoy a great show.”
“Peter and the Wolf” is the story of a young boy who ventures outside the safety of his grandfather’s cottage gate to frolic in the green meadow—but beware, the release said.
“Follow Peter and his adventure with a duck, a little bird, his cat, the hunters, and of course, the wolf,” it said. “This classic tale is portrayed through music and dance as each character, represented by a different instrument of the orchestra, takes part in this dramatic presentation.”
Performances are at 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $7 each, and a family pack of six tickets costs $35. They are available at Cedar Springs Christian Store in Oak Ridge, The Ferrell Shop at Jackson Square, and at the door.
“This will be fun for the whole family,” Allan said.
The program also includes special short presentations of Teddy Bear’s Picnic and The Ugly Duckling. A silent auction will be held to raise money for the ballet. All proceeds go to help continue this valuable program.
Allan is the artistic director at Ballet and Pilates for Life, a nonprofit corporation. Elize employs her 30-plus years experience as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer to present the story in a light hearted tone that demonstrates and preserves the true art of ballet, the release said.
Ballet and Pilate for Life teaches ballet, tap, pilates, and a variety of dance art forms to children and adults of all ages. The studio is located at 364 E. Tennessee Ave., across from Elm Grove Park. For more information, call (865) 332-9180 or visit the website at www.BalletPilatesforLife.org.