22 Mar Indianapolis Ballet, Inc. Offers Free Community Preview at Indianapolis Central Library Saturday, April 16 at 3:00p.m.
Indianapolis Ballet, Inc., home of the Indianapolis School of Ballet (ISB), has announced that they will be back at the Indianapolis Public Library, Central Branch, for a free community preview. The program will be of their upcoming May performance of Carnival of the Animals and will take place on Saturday, April 16 at 3:00 p.m.
Carnival of the Animals, choreographed by ISB’s Founding Artistic Director, Victoria Lyras, will be performed alongside Balanchine Masterworks at ISB’s annual spring production. These performances of Balanchine Masterworks & Carnival of the Animals, take place on May 21 and 22 at 3:00p.m. at The Toby on the beautiful grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Carnival of the Animals is about a talented and imaginative young girl, Frances, who daydreams and disrupts her ballet classroom on several occasions. Eventually, Frances twirls to a deep sleep and imagines a world full of dancing elephants, kangaroos, fish and turtles. “This is such a fun ballet for both our dancers and the audience,” said Ms. Lyras, “the ballet takes you through a fantasy world full of beautiful colors and joyful dancing animals. You can’t help but to have a good time while experiencing it.”
This free preview is part of the Indianapolis School of Ballet’s community outreach program. The school’s partnership with the Central Library is an ongoing relationship, as well as, with the Artsgarden and has recently participated in Spirit & Place. “This is a great way for ISB to give back to the community, as it allows people who haven’t experienced ballet before to enjoy and live the magic without making any commitments,” said Ms. Lryas.
Indianapolis School of Ballet also invites anyone interested in learning a few basic ballet moves to come down, meet a few of the dancers and participate in a short, introductory class that will be offered after the preview performance. “We want to give the opportunity to children of all ages who are curious about ballet and want to experience first hand the beauty, power and movement of dance,” said Ms. Lyras.
The free community preview of Carnival of the Animals and introductory class takes place at the Indianapolis Public Library, Central Branch, at 40 E. Saint Clair St., Indianapolis, IN from 3:00 to 4:30p.m. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more about this event and other upcoming performances, please visit http://indyballet.org.