The Ugly Duckling Victoria Ballet Company Libretto Act 1 It is the crack of dawn; time for the little chicks in the poultry yard to wake up. All mother hens, ducks, turkeys, birds and mother rabbits are busy with their newborn offspring. Only a small, lonely ugly duckling is neglected by everyone. While all the moms play with their young ones, she wishes she could find her own family so badly, her parents or siblings, but no one recognizes her as their own. A wise old hen is the head of the entire poultry yard; she invites everyone to celebrate the first birthday of the chicks and baby animals. A big parade with all the youngsters is quickly organized – each mother proudly watches as their children participate in [...]
The Nutcracker 2013 Pretty soon the holiday season will be here, and you will begin preparing to celebrate with family and friends. What better way to enjoy some quality time together than to attend a classical ballet performance? The Nutcracker has been one of the most widely performed ballets in history. Its first staging took place more than 100 years ago at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, in December of 1892. This December, Victoria Ballet Company is once again staging The Nutcracker at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Four wonderful shows, featuring the talent of Anton Korsakov, soloist of the Marinskii Theatre from St. Petersburg, Russia and Anastasia Loskutov (leading ballerina of Victoria Ballet Company), will take place on Friday, December 20, Saturday, December [...]
Last June 10, Victoria International Ballet Academy presented its traditional Gala Concert where students had the opportunity to display their talent and skills acquired throughout the 2012-2013 ballet year. Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty ballet were performed during the first act on the stage of the beautiful Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. During all 4 acts that were part of the show, parents and friends had the opportunity to enjoy and be delighted by the charm of the little ones who start dancing at age 3 at the Academy, the happiness and beauty of the Intermediate groups, all the way to the captivating skills of the most advanced dancers from both the After-School and Day School programs. With beautiful coreographies by Elena Dmitrieva and under the excellent [...]
Audition Dates: February 3 and 10, 2013 Address: 7 Bradwick Drive, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada Please contact us to Register for an Audition: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (905) 707-7580 An assessment of the student’s physical and creative potential for the Professional Choreographic Program (grades 5-12, Master classes, and Teachers' Course) is conducted by our instructors. No auditioning is necessary for Summer camp, Summer Intensive or Preschool and elementary grades 1 to 4, however, physical and academic screening may be required. Out-of-country and non-local area children are invited to send a video of their audition. The audition fee is $40.