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Ballet Premiere: 12 Dancing Princesses

Introducing the USA premiere of the two-act Ballet “12 Dancing Princesses“. On stage in La Jolla on June 2, 2019. The choreography was conceived by Ms. Egle Spokaite and Z. Baikstyte (Lithuania) specifically to engage the youngest students, who typically do not get to participate much in ballet stagings.

The plot loosely follows the brother Grimms’ tale:

“Twelve princesses, each more beautiful than the last, sleep in twelve beds in the same room. Every night, their doors are securely locked by their father. But in the morning, their dancing shoes are found to be worn through as if they had been dancing all night. The king, perplexed, asks his daughters to explain, but they refuse. The king then promises his kingdom and each daughter to any man who can discover the princesses’ midnight secret within three days and three nights, but those who fail within the set time limit will be sentenced to death.”

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Choreography: by Egle Spokaite and Z. Baikstyte.

Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky

Where: The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla, CA. The newest and most modern stage in San Diego, opening early April 2019

When: June 2, 2019, Two performances 12 pm and 5 pm

Tickets: La Jolla Music Society

 

Excerpts of the “Twelve Dancing Princesses” staged in Lithuania, 2015

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