Q: How will Cleveland Ballet students be involved?
A: The children are going to be portraying little creatures of the evening in the forest scenes — fireflies or ladybugs. They are actually dancing newly choreographed dances.
Q: Why did you choose this story to perform?
A: I love story ballets. This is set between the real world and the fantasy world, and Shakespeare created all this confusion with what’s real and what isn’t. It will be magical in that way.
Q: Why is it a good number for kids learning to dance?
A: There are very few classical story ballets where children actually can be given good roles and good, strong choreographic work. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one.
theater & dance
9:00 AM EST
April 7, 2017