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The Florida Ballet La Boutique Fantasque FREE Performance

  • When: Friday, May 18, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Swisher Theater, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville, Florida 32211
  • Cost: FREE

The Florida Ballet is hosting a FREE performance of La Boutique Fantasque before the main performances on Friday, May 18! The performance is approximately 35 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. The theater only holds 400 so there is limited space. Interested parties or groups should call us to make a reservation at 904-353-7518

Set in an enchanted toy shop, this charming, family-friendly, one-act ballet, centers on the love story between two can-can dolls incorporating elements of comedy, mime, as well as classical choreography. Audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy the Cossack dolls perform a Russian dance as well as other whimsical characters perform a tarantella and mazurka.

“La Boutique Fantasque” (The Magical Toyshop) was first presented at the Alhambra Theatre in London on June 5, 1919 by the internationally famous Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. The ballet was originally choreographed by Leonide Massine and arranged and orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi based on piano pieces by Gioachino Rossini.

Get tickets to the full performance at the Facebook event page, below!

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