‘Tommy Town Mouse’; Ballet Ireland Annual Summer School 2012
Ballet Ireland presents
Monday 16th July to Friday 20th July
Since 2001 more than three thousand boys and girls have taken part in the Ballet Ireland Annual Summer School, a week filled to the brim with creativity and self-expression, workshops centered in dance and a performance held onstage, fully lit and dressed and open to friends and family. Participants work and perform alongside professional dancers from Ballet Ireland, and in collaboration with them, decide how each week’s show develops. With emphasis on all the component arts that combine to make a ballet; drama, music, painting and dance, the Ballet Ireland summer school week is filled with laughter, joy and inspiration.
This year we will explore the ancient story of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, a fable that has been doing the rounds for at least 25 centuries! A town mouse pays a visit to his country cousins and enjoys the clean air and simple food and, of course, all the country dancing. He misses, however, the sophistication of the city and invites the cousins to stay with him there. They too can sample the delicacies at the dinner table and the latest trends on the dance floor. But which will prove the better environment in which a mouse can thrive?
To discover what happens next and how we can translate the story into a ballet, come join in with our week of theatrical fun. We will develop and utilise all your performing skills and you may discover many you never thought you had. Participants will also be encouraged to create masks and headdresses and properties, and these will be incorporated into the performance held onstage on Friday. Self-confidence and motivation are available in copious quantities and the only limitation is your imagination. The summer school is open to all, boys and girls, young adults, dancers and non-dancers alike. Start age is six years. This is a hugely popular programme, many participants return year after year, and early booking is advisable.
Group A: 6-8 years
Group B: 9-11 years
Group C: 12-15 years
Group D: 16 and over
11am - 1pm: Groups C & D
1pm - 2pm: Lunch
2pm - 4pm: Groups A& B
All Groups: Thursday 19th July from 2-4pm and Friday 20th July all day
Performance on Friday 20th July from 4pm - 5pm
Please note, timetable to subject change.
Admission: €80 per student or €70 per student for 2 children from the same family
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