Dance Concert 2018 is a varied and captivating performance showcasing the talented and dedicated dancers of The Florida Ballet's Training Center and Conservatory. Contemporary and classical works choreographed by The Florida Ballet faculty will be presented.
In addition, the presentation of "La Boutique Fantasque" (The Magical Toyshop) will also be featured as part of the program. Set in an enchanted toy shop, this charming, family-friendly, one-act ballet, centers on the love story between two can-can dolls incorporating elements of comedy, mime, as well as classical choreography. Audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy watching these dolls come to life as Cossack dolls perform a Russian dance and other whimsical characters perform a tarantella and mazurka.
"La Boutique Fantasque" (The Magical Toyshop) was first presented at the Alhambra Theatre in London on June 5, 1919 by the internationally famous Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. The ballet was originally choreographed by Leonide Massine and arranged and orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi based on piano pieces by Gioachino Rossini.
Date: Friday, May 18, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 19, 2:00 pm
Location: Swisher Theater, JU
2800 University Blvd. N, Jacksonville, FL 32211.