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Learn About The Connecticut Ballet At The Darien Library

The Darien Library will host a special performance and discussion on ballet April 7.
The Darien Library will host a special performance and discussion on ballet April 7. Photo Credit: Darien Library

DARIEN, Conn. -- Senior Moments will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room of the Darien Library with a special performance and discussion on the artistry involved in crafting some of the most well-known ballet performances.

Learn how dancers are coached in preparation for unique characters in the major story ballets. How do characters come to life in dance? What role does acting and mime play? How much rehearsal do they require? How do the characterizations get passed down from generation to generation?

Senior Moments is a monthly coffee and conversation program designed specifically for local seniors.

Connecticut Ballet dancers will perform solos and duets from specific story ballets. Artistic Director Brett Raphael will then lead a discussion on the development of specific roles, such as the 'Sugar Plum Fairy,' 'Tom Sawyer,' and 'Titania.' Finally, the ballet company will conduct an 'open rehearsal' to showcase the coaching process.

For more information on Connecticut Ballet, visit their website.

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