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Have Fun at the Ballet this Weekend with PYB’s Entertaining Program!

Join Princeton Youth Ballet for a whimsical program featuring two one-act ballets perfect for the whole family.

Carnival of the Animals, a new ballet by choreographer Risa Kaplowitz, captures the feel of a modern-day storybook while offering audiences a whimsical introduction to classical music. Kaplowitz’s narrative tells the story of a little boy who, when forced to leave his playmates to practice the piano, uses his vivid imagination to bring the memorable music of Camille Saint-Saëns to life. Watch the rehearsal video!

Graduation Ball is set in a nineteenth-century girls’ boarding school, where boys from a nearby military academy have been invited to a dance in celebration of the graduating seniors. Originally choreographed by David Lichine to the lively music of Johann Strauss II, the ballet is filled with brilliant dancing, laugh-out-loud comedy, and delightful entertainment. Watch the rehearsal video!