(RALEIGH) – Raleigh Dance Theatre, under the artistic direction of Mary LeGere, will present its popular family-oriented production of Storybook Tales on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm, and Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:00pm. The program will feature Snow White based on the classic fairytale and The Rainbow Fish based on the popular children’s book by Marcus Pfister. The program will also feature the prologue from The Sleeping Beauty with traditional choreography after Petipa as well as Auguste Bournonville’s Flower Festival pas de duex. Storybook Tales is an enchanting program approximately an hour and a half in length that will be sure to delight even the youngest audience members.
RDT alum, Cameron McCune of American Ballet Theatre will perform in Storybook Tales both as the Prince in Snow White and in the Flower Festival pas de deux. Mr McCune trained at The Raleigh School of Ballet, the affiliate school of Raleigh Dance Theatre, from age 8 and is a silver medal winner of the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition. Artistic Director Mary LeGere has invited Mr McCune to guest with RDT for several years. We are fortunate that he has been able to ‘come home’ each season. “Besides performing beautifully he has proven to serve as a role model for RDT dancers as he has generously shared his time and talents”, says RDT Director, Mary LeGere.
Storybook Tales performances will be held in Fletcher Opera Theater at Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. General admission tickets for all performances are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Group rates are also available.
Fall outreach programs encourage literacy by focusing on early childhood reading, and will include visits to local libraries and triangle elementary schools. RDT will also partner with Girl Scouts-NC Coastal Pines in outreach activities designed to introduce children to different types of dance.
Raleigh Dance Theatre was founded in 1984 by Ann Vorus to provide pre-professional performance training, while promoting and fostering the art of dance in the community. It is an honor member company of Regional Dance America/Southeastern Regional Ballet Association. RDT’s training program has a proven record of success, with alumnae who have gone on to professional careers with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, and Washington Ballet II among others.
For more information about the Raleigh Dance Theatre, Storybook Tales, or our outreach programs, please contact the company offices at (919) 834-1058, or visit its website at www.raleighdance.org.