Revolution Dance Academy is pleased to announce this year’s ballet production – “The Empress and the Nightingale”!
Our PAE Ballet Company dancers have been rehearsing since January and are excited to bring their story to life on stage for two performances, Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Coronado High School (1590 W Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904)
This original ballet, written and choreographed by RDA Artistic Director and studio owner Antonia Freehling, is based on the fairytale, “The Nightingale”, by Hans Christian Andersen.
The audience will journey to a magical kingdom in China where a beautiful Empress sways the enchanting Nightingale to live in her Palace and become her prized possession. When the Nightingale no longer wants to be held in captivity, a gypsy persuades the Empress to grant The Nightingale her freedom in exchange for a Golden Toy Bird who will also sing and dance for her. But the Empress soon becomes bored with the Toy bird and demands the Nightingale return, but it refuses to do so. The Empress is sad. Meanwhile, the Golden Toy bird is also unhappy and pleads to the gypsy to turn her into a real bird. It will take an extraordinary compromise to fulfill each of their greatest desires and allow the Empress to be surrounded by the beauty of song and dance for as long as she lives.
“A bird does not sing because he has the answer to something, he sings because he has a song.” – Chinese Proverb
-Ages 13 and Up – $10 ($15 at the door)
-Ages 6-12 – $5 ($10 at the door)
-Children 5 and Under FREE
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