West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy Presents the Fairy Tale of all Fairy Tales, Cinderella Ballet, for one performance only, Saturday, May 26, 2018., 5pm at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.
Over seventy talented dancers from Hawaii Island and Maui, guest professional dancers, stunning costumes and magical sets are all brought together with narration and musical accompaniment to tell the timeless story of a young girl who discovers her prince with a little help from her fairy godmother.
The full-length production of Cinderella is a choreographed collaboration by West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy’s Founder and Artistic Director, Virginia Holte, Assistant Director, Midori Satoh, along with Instructors Megan Joy Chapman, Juanita Finkenberg, Jenna Ojeda, Izzy Matsumoto and Ann Marie Pargett . Additional choreography is by Guest Choreographer Paul Maley, Dean of Dance at Mid-Pacific Institute on Oahu. WHDT student Soleil Fitz-Gerald assists with the creation and continuity of the production. Dance disciplines of Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical and Tap are represented in this family friendly performance.
A compilation of classical and contemporary music from different composers is included with piano accompaniment is by West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy’s pianist, Megumi Kopp.
News is spreading throughout the kingdom: the prince will choose his bride at the Spring Ball. Cinderella is left behind as her stepmother and stepsisters hurry to the ball in the hopes of catching the prince’s attention. Sad and alone, Cinderella is surprised by a visit from her fairy godmother who transforms the girl into the most beautiful young lady in the kingdom. At the ball, this unrecognizable beauty captures the heart of the prince. Fleeing from the ball at the stroke of midnight, Cinderella leaves a heartbroken prince and a single slipper in her wake. Slipper in hand, will the prince ever find this captivating stranger who holds his heart?
Because of its admirable themes of kindness and hope, the fairy tale Cinderella has mesmerized children and adults for hundreds of years. Watching the story come alive through the artistic performances of these talented dancers in elaborate costumes with magical sets will encourage audiences to dream their dreams and offer hope and kindness to those around them.
Pre-Performance Event: A silent auction and boutique will be held in the lobby. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund, and studio renovations. There will also be other surprises for attendees including the opportunity for their “little princesses” to try on for size the lost slipper.
Information: West Hawaii Dance Theatre Phone (808) 329-8876. www.whdt.org
WHDT is a Non-Profit Educational Arts organization under IRS Code 501 (c)(3) and is supported in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaii Community Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, Cooke Foundation, Vance Wall Foundation, Ironman Foundation, Bank Of Hawaii, Central Pacific Bank, Valerie Cartwright and Richard Olazaba, Macy’s and our local businesses and families. Founded in 1989, WHDT Academy transforms individuals and builds community by providing a comprehensive educational dance and theatre program on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Saturday, 26 May, 2018
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