Dance Prism will present a new setting of the buoyant classical ballet Don Quixote for one performance only, at the Performing Arts Center in Littleton on May 4, at 7:00 pm. Based on a ballet originally produced in St. Petersburg in 1871, it explores the mis-adventures of the legendary Don, his comic servant Sancho Panza, and the spirited pair of young lovers with whom they disrupt the colorful city of Barcelona.
Performing Arts Center
56 King Street, Littleton MA
Sunday, May 5, 7:00 pm
A lively cast of gypsies, toreadors, and Spanish dancers surround Cervantes' idealistic Don, played by dancer and artist David Workman. The lovers will be danced by Columbia City Ballet soloist Miranda Bailey, who is co- staging the production with Dance Prism's Artistic Director Mary Demaso, and Florida-based John-Michael Takashima, also formerly of Columbia City Ballet. Matt Tucker will play the toreador Espada, and Michelle Michitson will tease him endlessly in the role of the street dancer Mercedes.
Dance Prism, founded in 1982 by Scott Ranagan and Mary Demaso, is a classically focused ensemble distinguished both for its treatment of such narrative ballets as The Nutcracker, Coppélia, and Alice in Wonderland, and for its original neoclassical works. A touring company serving the New England region, Dance Prism is committed to making the spectrum of ballet truly accessible and affordable to area communities. Dance Prism's Massachusetts touring schedule regularly includes appearances in such venues as Worcester's Mechanics Hall, the Collins Center in Andover, and the Jackson Arts Center at Bristol Community College in Fall River. Audiences of nearly 10,000 people per year see Dance Prism's acclaimed production of The Nutcracker.
All performance venues for Don Quixote provide ample free parking and handicapped accessibility. Tickets, at $18 for children and seniors, $24 for adults, are available at online at www.danceprism.com or by calling 978-371-1038.
A complementary reception to meet the principal dancers following the program is included in the ticket fee. Dance Prism also offers generous discounts to Scouts and other community groups. Pre-program talks are available for some groups.