California Ballet Company Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

 

The ballet is filled with moonlit nights, fairy magic and romance.

The ballet is filled with moonlit nights, fairy magic and romance.

 

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” returns this April to the San Diego Civic Theatre for the first time in nearly a decade. California Ballet transforms William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy into a shimmering ballet filled with moonlit nights, fairy magic and romance. The ballet adaptation perfectly translates the Elizabethan comedy into the universal language of movement, making the dramatic literary classic easily accessible to audiences of all ages. Performances are 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11 and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 12 at the San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Avenue in downtown San Diego.

Follow the misadventures of the impish Puck and his Fairy King Oberon as they weave spells and play tricks on the Fairy Queen Titania and a group of unsuspecting mortals. The forest comes to life with dancers from the California Ballet Company appearing as huntsmen, fairies, and the unwitting humans. Students from the California Ballet School take to the stage as butterflies, lady bugs, bumblebees, caterpillars, and elves.

Guest Artist Andrei Jouravlev, who recently appeared in California Ballet’s Giselle as Prince Albrecht, will dance the role of King Theseus and Guest Artist Violeta Angelova, formerly with the Vienna State Opera Ballet and the New Jersey Ballet, will make her first California Ballet appearance as Queen Hippolyta.

For information and tickets call 858-560-6741, go online to www.californiaballet.org/midsummer-nights-dream or email tickets@californiaballet.org.

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