Le Tableau Magnifique Ballet Company will be performing “Reveries & Remembrances” at the Livermore High School Theater on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.
The production is a representation of some of the Company’s past programs, and will include “Silent Movie,” “Illusions,” “Ode to Serenade,” “The Firebird,” “The Wicked Montage,” and excerpts from “The Little Mermaid.”
“Silent Movie” honors the days of silent film, complete with a damsel in distress, villains, a hero, flappers, and sad clowns. “Illusions” follows three unsuspecting travelers who find themselves seeking shelter in an abandoned old mansion on a dark and stormy night. “Ode to Serenade,” choreographed by David Fonnegra, pays homage to George Balanchine’s original piece Serenade. “The Firebird” uses Stravinsky’s enrapturing score to tell the tale of a princess, the firebird, and the evil Katschei. “The Wicked Montage” is about Glinda and her relationship with Elphaba, who one day will become the Wicked Witch of the West in the Land of Oz. Finally, “The Little Mermaid” gives an encore performance of the mermaid’s touching solo and the welcoming comfort of her friendly fish in the sea.
The production is appropriate for patrons ages 5 and older, and incorporates both classical and contemporary styles of ballet. Music includes scores by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Stephen Schwartz, and Igor Stravinsky, as well as pieces by Sarah McLachlan, Roisin Murphy, and Oingo Boingo.
Refreshments will be available for purchase before and after the performances.
Founded by Shelly Schoendienst, co-owner of Livermore School of Dance, Le Tableau Magnifique Ballet Company is now in its 12th season, and has performed annual, storyline productions since its inaugural year.
Company dancers, aged 7 to 22, commit many hours to rehearsals above and beyond their regular weekly dance classes. Le Tableau Magnifique performs at local venues, such as The Taylor Family Foundation, Heritage Estates, and Ballet on the Green.
As a non-profit corporation, LTM has proudly served The VA Palo Alto Health Care System, offering community support for our veterans by performing at their annual holiday luncheon and visiting and performing for the residents throughout the year.
Livermore School of Dance offers classes for dancers aged 2.5 to adult in ballet, pointe, Floor Barre, partnering, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, tap, creative movement, and creative combo.
Tickets, $12 to $20, can be purchased at www.danceticketing.com/27723.