West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy’s is pleased to present their spring performance of Jungle Book Ballet and excerpts from the classic ballet “Le Corsaire “
One performance only will be seen at the Kahilu Theatre, Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 5:00pm
The entire family will enjoy an exotic retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book stories with fanciful costumes, sets and world music creates the magic of young Mowgli’s life in the jungle.
Highlights from “Le Corsaire” will include the Jardin Anime, the beautiful Odalesques, and a rousing dance of swashbuckling pirates.
Guest Choreographer Timour Bourtasenkov staged both of the ballets for over 70 local and visiting guest professional dancers. West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy’s Instructors Jenna Ojeda, Ann Marie Pargett, Alana Heuer-Salazar, Megan Chapman, Assistant Director Midori Satoh, and Artistic Director Virginia Holte are rehearsing the cast during weekly classes.
The Jungle Book Ballet follows Mowgli, who was raised by a family of wolves since birth. Mowgli must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.
A Silent Auction and Boutique will be held in the lobby at intermission. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund, and studio renovations.
West Hawaii Dance Theatre’s Spring Production is sponsored by Vance Wall Foundation, Pilates of Hawaii & Hawaiian Airlines.
Information: Phone West Hawaii Dance Theatre (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, Macy’s and our local businesses and families. Founded in 1989, WHDT Academy transforms individuals and builds community with a comprehensive graded dance program.
Saturday, 23 May, 2020
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