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Inland Pacific Ballet’s Presents The Little Mermaid April 6 – 28
Updated: Apr 12, 2019
Inland Pacific Ballet’s Presents
The Little Mermaid An Enchanted Underwater Adventure
April 6 – 28, 2019 Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside;
Lewis Family Playhouse, Rancho Cucamonga; Bridges Auditorium, Claremont
What: The Little Mermaid Inland Pacific Ballet’s spectacular landmark production boasts magnificent sets (even a live shipwreck!), a cast of delightful sea creatures, ornate costumes, puppetry, and beautiful dance to create a magical ocean world with a cast of delightful undersea creatures which are a feast for the eyes. A sweeping sound collage of music from great composers such as Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams bring the story of the Little Mermaid to life in this enchanting undersea adventure. Innovative aerial technology and a surprise ending awaits as the Little Mermaid’s adventures come to life. Based on the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul.
Who: • Choreography by Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk • Music by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Anton Dvorak, Leos Janacek • Sound Design by Scott Frasier • Libretto by Daniel Kirk • Scenic Design by Nancy Seruto • Costume Design by Craig Shepard and Jeanne Nolden
Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:00 p.m.
Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College, 450 North College Way, Claremont, CA 91711
Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, April 28, 2016 2:00 pm
Information & Tickets: IPBALLET.org; tickets from $24 and senior/child/group discounts are available
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Inland Pacific Ballet, is a professional ballet company based in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. The Company is committed to producing exquisitely staged productions of full-length classic story ballets as well as presenting the best in contemporary choreography. Through creative marketing and an extensive educational outreach program, Inland Pacific Ballet strives to introduce new audiences to the magic of ballet, and to make the experience more available and accessible to all. The Company is also committed to the nurturing of new talent and provides an essential training ground for serious young dancers.Inland Pacific Ballet’s Founders/Directors Victoria Koenig and Kevin Frank Myers are southern California natives and bring a wealth of experience to their visionary leadership of the Company.
Over the past 23 years, they have built Inland Pacific Ballet into the premier ballet company in the region, enjoying critical acclaim while performing the largest and most varied repertoire in the area. The Company’s repertoire includes such classics asA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Sylphides, Graduation Ball and Swan Lake Act II. Full-length classical masterpieces include Giselle, Coppélia and a lavish production of The Nutcracker. Contemporary classics include seminal works by the legendary George Balanchine including Serenade, Concerto Barocco and Who Cares? and a growing body of original work that includes creative adaptations of much-loved stories such as The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Dracula.