Classic ballet to be staged next weekThe Cho Seungmi Ballet Company will perform an adaptation of “Peter and the Wolf” next week for children.
Written by Sergei Prokofiev, “Peter and the Wolf” was first performed as a children’s ballet at the Children’s Theater in Moscow in 1936. It’s the story of a young boy, Peter, who traps a wolf ― but does not allow it to be killed ― in the woods so that it could later be sent to a zoo.
In the process, Peter saves a duck from being eaten by a cat and prevents a hunter from shooting the wolf. The story is a classical children’s ballet that has been performed around the world for more than five decades.
After “Peter and the Wolf,” the Cho Seungmi Ballet Company will also perform selected scenes from other famous ballets.
The performance will include the Pas de Deux scene from “Don Quixote” and the Chinese and Arabian dances from “The Nutcracker,” among others.
The performances will help familiarize children with ballet dance, organizers said.
The Cho Seungmi Ballet Company was founded in 1980 by the prima ballerina Cho Seungmi, a former professor at Hanyang University who died four years ago.
The company has been showcasing numerous children’s ballet performances as well as classical ballets such as “Swan Lake.”
Children’s books will be given to 20 children on a first-come-first-serve basis before each performance for those who attend.
The Cho Seungmi Ballet Company’s version of the children’s ballet, “Peter and the Wolf and Other Ballet Highlights,” will be performed at the Goyang Eoullim Theater near Ilsan, Gyeonggi province, from July 27 to 29 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Ticket prices are 10,000 won ($9.65) and 15,000 won. For more information call (02) 751-9682 or visit http://joy.joins.com.
by Choi Jie-ho
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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