Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The Ballet Comes to Mabou this Saturday

Ballet Bras d'Or
will present “Kipling’s book of the Jungle” on Saturday June 30th at 7:30pm at Strathspey Place. Kipling’s original story of the young boy adopted by a family of wolves and brought up in the jungle will come alive on stage in this multimedia ballet production. This classic tale portrays well the dilemmas of societies.
As amusing as some of the characters might be, for the thinker in the child or adult alike, there are many allegories to ponder about. The wolf pack promotes leadership and law, whereas the monkeys have no leader,” they lie and they cheat. They live up in the tree tops and want admiration, but no beast of the jungle will look at them”. The loyalty of brotherhood among some of the wolves transcends even the law as the leader Akela will lay down his life if he must, yet when the lame and ferocious Tiger Shere Khan bribes some in the pack, we see how greed and treason divides and ruin them. Mowgli‘s travels among the animals of the jungle will remind us about our troubles among our own kind.
Ballet bras d’or‘s choreography was presented in 2006 at Strathspey Place. Some of the dancers of that production are coming back for the 2012 presentation after continuing their secondary study in Dance. It will therefore be a delight to have our own Cape Breton crew brings their professional experience to share with the younger dancers.
Tickets will be sold at the door, or you can call 945-5300 if you wish to reserve them early: $10 per adult, $5.00 for children and students. For more information for the school and company you can visit:

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