Brooklyn, NY (PressExposure) February 26, 2009 -- Brighton Ballet Theaterâs original production of the beloved Russian folktale, "The Radish," will premiere on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. at Kingsborough Community College's Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center. The performance will feature original choreography performed by BBT students, BBT company members, guest artists from the Ukrainian Dance Ensemble "Iskra" and live folk music by âRussian Carnivalâ and "The Golden Rooster".
"We are focused on bringing the beauty and magic of the Russian culture and dance heritage directly to young school children and families in the community," said Irina Roizin, Founder and Executive Director of Brighton Ballet Theater. "Our performances feature original dance pieces performed by children in the community for families in the community. This gives children a rare opportunity to learn about classical ballet, folk dance and music, and traditional costumes by watching their own peers perform â creating a joyous experience that both inspires and educates.â
In this charming tale, grandfather plants a radish seed but when the seed grows into a gigantic radish, he needs the help of his entire farm including the animals to pull the radish out. Children of all ages will be enthralled by the music and colorful costumes, which are designed and hand-made by BBT costume designers. The performance will run about 60 minutes. Tickets are $10.
For more information please call at 718-769-9161 or visit [http://www.brightonballet.org/sch_upcoming_events...].
Watch Excerpts from "The Radish" on BBT's NONPROFIT YOUTUBE CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v0pWpbEeUM
Performance Time, Location and Schedule: The first performance for local school students (Pre-K through Grade 12) will take place on Thursday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. A second performance will take place on Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. - open to audiences of all ages. This program is supported in part by Public Funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
About BBT/School of Russian American Ballet: BBT is dedicated to providing the highest quality dance education and performance opportunities for girls and boys ages 2-19 years old, as well as adults. It is a well-established cultural center that has been in existence for more then 20 years with more than 400 students attending each year. BBT's curriculum includes classical ballet (Russian method), rhythmic - gymnastics, character dance, modern & popular dance, Latin and ballroom dance, and folk dance.
Press Contact: Vladimir Lepisko Brighton Ballet Theater Co., Inc c/o Kingsborough Community College 2001 Oriental Blvd, Building: Brooklyn, NY 718-769-9161 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.brightonballet.org