The life of a ballerina isn’t all frilly tutus, spotlights and graceful plies. So A Ballerina’s Legacy draws back the curtain on the life and career of National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez. From applying her makeup at a vanity onstage and explaining her costumes to bringing audience members up to participate during short performances of The Sleeping Beauty and Giselle, the experience invites the audience into her world. “[I want] to have people come up and have a taste of what it’s like to be onstage and having them deal with the pressure,” says Rodriguez. In addition, Rodriguez will perform the Spanish Vientos del Sur piece she personally choreographed for her induction to Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2012 and answer questions from the audience for a deeper glimpse into the life of a modern ballerina.
Sept. 17, Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre, balletinthecity.org