New Bedford Ballet Bids Farewell to Winter with their Performance of The Snow Queen
Still recovering from winter fatigue? New Bedford Ballet’s performance of The Snow Queen is guaranteed to melt any remaining memories of this year’s bitter winter and warm your heart as you prepare to embrace the summer months. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s 19th-century fairy tale, New Bedford Ballet’s 37th annual full-length ballet will be performed at the Zeiterion Theatre on Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The ballet features choreography by New Bedford Ballet’s artistic director Rebecca Waskiel-Marchesseault, and ballet instructors, Pamela Mateus, Nicole Gallo, and Louisa Chapman. Students are supported and coached by Eugenia Zinovieva, Katherine Bickford, and Samantha Watkins.
Audience members will experience the adventures of Gerda (Dartmouth High School senior, Madyn Waskiewicz), as she perseveres to save her best friend, Kiah (Bristol County Agricultural High School senior, Georgia Roderiques), from the spell of the Most High Imp (Lincoln School senior, Ella Gillen). While searching for Kiah, Gerda’s travels will take her to the Lady of Summer (Tabor Academy senior, Anna Murray). The warmth and colors of the summer season will literally come to life, as flowers, depicted by New Bedford Ballet students ages 5 through 18, gracefully dance in celebration. Gerda continues on her perilous journey, protected by Alessia the Crow, (Lincoln School senior Madeleine Hunt) to the palace of the malevolent Snow Queen (Tabor Academy senior, Summer Richardson), where Gerda’s fearless determination to break the spell is eventually met with success. The Snow Queen is a beautiful story demonstrating that friendship, hope, and determination can enable us to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
The Snow Queen is being sponsored by Lang, Xifaras & Bullard, Trial Attorneys; Riccardi’s Italian Restaurants; and Early Learning Child Care and is supported in part by an award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Reserved tickets are $25, and general admission prices are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students, and children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased on the Zeiterion website www.zeiterion.org or by contacting the Zeiterion Box Office by phone at (508)-994-2900. New Bedford Ballet offers a group discount of 10% to assisted living facilities, senior centers, nursing homes, and non-profits. Please contact New Bedford Ballet at 508-993-1387 for more information.
For over 35 years, the non-profit New Bedford Ballet has continued its mission of keeping the performing arts alive in our community. To learn more about the New Bedford Ballet, including child and adult classes and community programs, visit their website, www.newbedfordballet.org.