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Performance of ‘Thumbelina’ by River Region Ballet

NORCO – Once again the River Region Ballet will display in their spring concert the diversity of ballet and its relevance in today’s society. Offerings include “Ballet in Black and White,” a mixed bill depicting the evolution of ballet from the romantic to the 21st century and a children’s classic fairy tale, “Thumbelina.” Performances are Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m .and Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. A special matinee performance of “Thumbelina” followed by a meet and greet will also take place Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m.

“Thumbelina” is the featured ballet for RRB’s Children’s Matinee. It is an original ballet by artistic director Susan Ferrara based on the colorful fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson. RRB’s Junior Company members are featured in this ballet led by Junior Company dancer Kate Lougon in the title role of Thumbelina. Young audience members are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite fairy, flower or garden bug. After the Children’s Matinee, guests will be invited on stage to meet RRB’s cast, get autographs and save the memory with a photograph. Of course Thumbelina will have a special treat for all their new friends. “Thumbelina” will also be performed Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. in conjunction with “Ballet in Black and White.”

For more information, visit River Region Ballet’s website at www.rrpa.org or contact them at (504) 322-5363 or riverregionballet@cox.net.

All performances will be held at Destrehan High School Auditorium #1 Wildcat Lane in Destrehan. […]


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River Region Ballet has announced the newest members of the 2012-2013 Junior Company Dancers.
Front Row: Shelby Walls, Rose Coats, Lianne Keller Rebecca Helm Middle Row: Ashley Payne, Claire Seymour, Kate Lougon Back Row: Grace Raymond, Caroline Payne, Nicole Gilmore, Natalie Gilmore.
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River Region Ballet performs Christmas classic

DESTREHAN – Enjoy a classic holiday favorite by getting your ticket to the River Region Ballet’s presentation of “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Destrehan High auditorium. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered by calling (504)202-7706.
A children’s matinee and Sugar Plum Party will be held on Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. […]

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Join junior ballet company

DESTREHAN – The River Region Ballet Jr. Company will hold auditions on May 7 for those ages 10 and older. The auditions will be held at Images Dance Studio, 105-A River Point Drive from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dancers must be required age by Dec. 31, 2011. Dancers must sign-in by 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.rrpa.org.

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Ballet will perform children’s production of The Nutcracker

DESTREHAN – River Region Ballet will present a special children’s matinee production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. This will be an abbreviated one-hour performance for younger fans.

This performance will be followed by a “Sugar Plum Party” when the audience members will be invited to join the Sugar Plum Fairy onstage and experience “The Kingdom of Sweets” for themselves. Each young audience member will be given a special gift to remember their Nutcracker experience.

RRB will perform two full-length versions of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets must be purchased at the door for $20. For ticket information call 504-202-7706 or e-mail riverregionballet@cox.net. […]