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24 Star Starred
Smithwick Theatre
at Foothill College 12345 El Monte Rd Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
650-949-7414
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from Eddie
Red Velvet 77 events 42 reviews

Five of us attended this performance. The Bayer Ballet Dance Academy is Russian in origin and you could tell that the many youths of all ages were taught to be precise in their dance movements. All beautiful youths taught to dance with grace and...continued

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Review from jeanbiscuit
8 events 2 reviews

This was a fun show to go to on Father's Day with our 4.5 year old daughter. The show was around 2.5-3 hrs including a 20 minute intermission, so a little on the long side, but my daughter was entranced the entire time (she loves ballet). The...continued

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Review from Cfinch
8 events 1 review

I had never attended a Bayer Ballet dance event, and was astounded by the high quality of the dancers. Yes, many were youth or young children, but their training and expertise was amazing. The choreography was excellent too, and very well matched...continued

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Description

Hop aboard the Summer Dance Carousel and take your family on a ride to the enchanted world of fairy tales and magical folklore in the glorious Russian ballet tradition. This bright and colorful ballet showcase features professional dancers—principal dancers of the San Jose Ballet, as well as performances by students from the Bayer Ballet Academy.

The dances in Part 1 range from classical, character and folk through contemporary pieces—all subtly contained in a lovely woodland theme. Enjoy the flowers and mushrooms of the forest, colorful polka and tarantella pieces, Russian folk dances as well as guest appearances from Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, the The Nutcracker and Coppélia.

In Part 2, the stage is transformed into a brilliantly beautiful Russian market. The remarkable dancers will steal your hearts as they spin their tale with the expressive and precise movement that characterizes the Russian ballet style. Original choreography to beloved music includes selections from Igor Stravinsky’s Petrouchka and Firebird. Vivid characters, colorful costumes, and technical precision of movements set to a brilliant music of Stravinsky will bring to life magical folklore, including Baba Yaga the witch and other unforgettable characters from the Russian tradition.

The music, costumes and stunning dancing make The Summer Dance Carousel a “don’t miss” event for the whole family.

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