DANCING IN THE STREETS AZ’s ANNUAL SUMMER BALLET PRODUCTION: PETER AND THE WOLF AND OTHER WORKS
Tucson, AZ (April 2016) — On Sunday, June 5, 2016 Dancing in the Streets Arizona (DITSAZ) will present our production of Peter and the Wolf and Other Works. this performance will take place at the Temple of Music and Art 330 S. Scott Avenue in Tucson, AZ. Tickets, start at $10 and will be available for purchase online at: https://arizonatheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0SF000000Show8MAB
This delightful Russian fairy tale of the heroic Peter, the grumpy grandfather, the brave bird, the argumentative duck, the saucy cat and the “big grey wolf” provides wonderful character work for the young dancers and is a real coming of age piece for young audiences. Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write the work in 1936 to cultivate musical taste and appreciation of orchestral music in young children. The charming work, which introduces the instruments of the orchestra to the audience, was completed in just four days. Despite an inauspicious premiere season in May 1936 at the Central Children’s Theatre in Moscow, Peter and the Wolf has been thrilling young audiences for 79 years. Composed in 1936, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is, as described by the composer, “a symphonic tale for children.” With ear-catching motifs for each character, it is pleasurable demonstration of how music can tell a story.
Don’t miss the Tucson Premier of the Planets with able body DITSAZ dancers and special guest Madera, a wheelchair dancer.
Temple of Music and Art
330 S. Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
- June 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm