Young People’s Ballet
Theatre, a non-profit youth ballet company in its’ 31st year, will
perform the ballet “A Little Princess” at the University of Michigan-Flint
Theatre on Thursday, Feb 28 at 6:30, Friday, Mar 1 at 7:00, Saturday, Mar
2 at 2:00 and 7:00 and Sunday, March 3 at 2:00. “A Little Princess”
is choreographed by former Stuttgart Ballet dancer Dale Brannon. Music for our
ballet is by Sir Arthur Sullivan and our Artistic Director is YPBT’s
founder, Denise Paavola.
“A Little Princess” is
based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This timeless tale, seen
now as a full-length ballet, will win the hearts of audiences of all
ages! Set during World War I, our story focuses on a young girl
named Sara Crewe, who is relegated to a life of servitude in her boarding
school after receiving news that her father, Captain Crewe, has gone missing in
action. Although her status changes, she continues to inspire her school
friends through her imaginative stories from India and holds on to the belief
that “all girls are princesses”.
As a special surprise, prior
to the start of our show, a brief Pas de Deux will be performed by our guest
artist and Artistic Director of Texture Contemporary Ballet in Pittsburgh, Alan
Obuzor, and YPBT alumnus, Katie Miller who is presently dancing with Texture!