The Ballet Theatre of Dover's annual Classics & More will take place Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at the In-Studio Theatre.
Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" comes alive in a short ballet loosely based on the bard's tale. Villagers, gypsies, fairies and a wood sprite named Puck, who in the play caused a whole lot of trouble for the protagonists, plus Titania, queen of the fairies, and her retinue, will all dance to Felix Mendelssohn's incidental music featuring actual passages from the play.
Dances from "Fosse Suite" pay tribute to extraordinary Broadway choreographer Bob Fosse, who created a new style of dance characterized by hips thrust forward, snapping fingers, rakishly tilted bowler hats, minute isolations ... a style both fluid and angular. Music from his works will be featured including "All That Jazz," "Steam Heat," and "Crunchy Granola Suite."
"Seven Deadly Sins" will explore one man's journey through life as he navigates the excesses of his passions - Pride, Envy, Greed, Sloth, Gluttony, Lust, Wrath. Primary choreographer Allycia Powell will be joined in her vision by faculty Amber Clifford, Audrey Greene and Teresa Emmons, director of the Ballet Theatre of Dover, in a multifaceted interpretation of this theme. Music from ancient chants to contemporary music will be featured in this piece.
Ballet Theatre of Dover is the performing company of the Dance Conservatory.
Tickets for the show are $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. The address is 522 Otis Drive, Tudor Enterprise Park, off Little Creek Road in Dover, one mile from Target. Tickets are available at the door and at Dance Conservatory by calling 302-734-9717.