Ballet Ariel’s season finale features, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, an original ballet based on the short story in Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic Jungle Book. In a tropical, jungle setting and full of animals, this child-friendly ballet is a story of great courage and loyalty as the little mongoose Rikki stands in the face of danger from two slithering cobras Nag and Nagaina to protect his adopted family.
Director Ilena Norton, in collaboration with contemporary choreographer, Gregory Gonzales, is creating this spellbinding ballet to the melodic and rhythmic music of Alberto Ginastera, a leading Argentinian composer of the 20th century. Norton’s fluid and elegant style combined with Gonzales’ slightly edgy approach, results in an innovative and novel ballet the whole family will enjoy.
Ballet Ariel’s will also perform Aurora’s Wedding from Sleeping Beauty, as fairy tale guests attend the royal wedding including Little Red Riding Hood, Puss In Boots, Bluebird, and Princess Aurora and her Prince dance a grand duet. Aurora’s Wedding will be staged by former prima ballerina Patricia Renzetti and Oleg Dedogryuk.
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Aurora’s Wedding will be performed Friday, October 13 at 7:00 pm, at the Lone Tree Arts Center.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.Lakewood.org/Tickets