The Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre is getting ready for better weather, with a host of performances scheduled as part of its spring season.
The popular ballet company is planning four free performances at Piedmont Park, several performances at Kennesaw State University Dance Theatre, plus a touring residency this summer in Florida.
“All of us at Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre look forward to bringing these shows to life, but we are especially thrilled to bring the free performances to Piedmont Park where people of all ages can come to enjoy and be part of the dance experience,” said John Welker, TMBT’s director “Through our collaborations with cutting-edge choreographers and these very appealing and evocative performances, our audiences are in for a treat this year.”
The first two of the free performances is Peter and the Wolf, scheduled for 11 a.m., March 23 and 11:30 a.m., March 24. With choreography by Rachel Van Buskirk and set to the iconic music of Prokofiev, the popular children’s story follows a brave boy who ventures outside the garden gate to explore with his animal friends.
Then for two nights—7:30 p.m., March 25 and March 26—TMBT will present free outdoor dance performances featuring the music of country legend Johnny Cash. Six Cash songs—all covers from the later part of the Man in Black’s career—are given visual resonance in a suite of dances choreographed by James Kedulka for an ensemble of three men and a woman, all in cowboy boots.
The ballet company will perform at Kennesaw State University at 8 p.m., May 6 and 2 p.m., May 7, with Ana Maria Lucaciu’s Long Ago and Only Once. The work plays with the idea of waiting for something to be completed—whether it’s a movement, a joke, a sentence, a fact, or a personal story.
Finally, from July 24 through Aug. 5, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre will host student workshops as part of the Riverside Dance Festival. Students will have the opportunity to take daily technique classes in ballet and contemporary dance forms from TMBT and Riverside’s own distinguished faculty, and participate in master classes, open rehearsals, and work towards the creation of their own work to be performed alongside TMBT in a mixed repertory performance to close the festival.
For more information about any of these events, visit www.terminusmbt.com.