The Leopard Tale
Friday April 8, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
CL's Okla Jones Recommends: Ballethnic Dance Company’s The Leopard Tale, intertwines traditional ballet and African Dance into an energetic and emotional play. Choreographed by the company’s co-founder, Waverly T. Lucas II, this ballet is a heart-pounding story of survival set in the heart of the African jungle. The Leopard Tale’s upbeat African sounds and Act I’s original score, composed by L. Gerard Reid, serves as the perfect backdrop for the movement and art of Ballethnic Dance Company. The VIP pre show reception begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday with a VIP Ticket. — OJ
From the venue:Alliance Theatre Presents Ballethnic’s signature production, The Leopard Tale, eloquently fuses classical ballet and African Dance into a high energy, action-filled and powerful performance In The Leopard Tale, known as the “Magic Tale", audiences experience graceful ballet technique and energetic African dance intermingled in an exciting tale of survival in the African jungle. The Leopard Tale’s lively African drumming and original Act I music, composed by L. Gerard Reid, underscore the dance diversity and artistic range of Ballethnic Dance Company. The ballet, choreographed by Ballethnic Dance Company's Co-Founder, Waverly T. Lucas II, continues to be a popular family classic.