Two of the best creative arts for kids – ballet and children’s books – come together this spring during an hour-long program for elementary school students in Gorham, Portland and Scarborough.
Young dancers from Maine State Ballet in Falmouth are teaming up with picture book author David Ira Rottenberg to create unique performances for the students. The author will read his book, Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig, while the ballerinas dance and act out the story. It tells the tale of Gwendolyn, who longs to dance ballet, and her friend Omar, whose dream is to play football. After the performances, the Maine State Ballet dancers and the author will answer questions from students.
Performances will be held on March 27 at Blue Point, Eight Corners and Pleasant Hill primary schools in Scarborough; and on April 11 at Hall and Reiche elementary schools in Portland, and at Great Falls Elementary School in Gorham.