Flying high after a successful 22nd season of Pacific Festival Ballet’s (PFB) “The Nutcracker” featuring guest artists from New York City Ballet, the company will soon be taking flight with its spring ballet, “Peter Pan!”
Every spring, Pacific Festival Ballet presents a classical or unique original ballet. This year, Peter Pan, a ballet interpretation of a story that we all grew up with, appeals to the entire community, from tiny tots to great-grandparents.
This is PFB’s third reprise of Peter Pan, and each time Artistic Director Kim Maselli brings new magic to this classic story. Pixie dust, fairies, pirates, crocodiles and our favorite boy who won’t grow up warms our hearts in this timeless classic. From flying to an enchanted island to battling swashbuckling pirates led by the ferocious Captain Hook, this ballet adventure will be sure to awaken the child inside each of us!
Pacific Festival Ballet spares no expense with this first-class, flight. Peter, Wendy, John and Michael will learn the art of theatre flying from Zfx Flying Effects instructors, who provided the same excitement and safety to Kathy Rigby when she toured and performed on Broadway. Zfx trainers will come to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza for three days to work with our talented dancers, and by day four, our performers will be on their maiden voyage flying in front of a live audience to the delight and wonder of the crowds.
The Alliance for the Arts has made it their mission to share the beauty of dance, as well as other art forms, with Title 1 students. Thanks to their generosity, the Kavli Theatre, which seats 1,800, will be filled to capacity for an outreach performance when Pacific Festival Ballet, the resident ballet company of the Civic Arts Plaza since 2006, performs “Peter Pan” for students who might otherwise miss this amazing opportunity.
PFB’s training school, California Dance Theatre in Agoura Hills, celebrates 30 years of training dancers of all levels, from Mommy and Me classes to advanced high school students. PFB also offers a curriculum for dancers on their way to university and professional dance careers. The adult program also flourishes with daily classes in ballet, tap and jazz. The school and the company pride themselves on cultivating the next generation of artists and ballet enthusiasts.
Becoming a Pacific Festival Ballet donor allows individuals and businesses the opportunity to support ballet as a performing art and expand its many channels of community outreach. For more information about becoming a donor, please email Carrie Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the PFB website, PacFestBallet.org.
Come fly with us! Performances of “Peter Pan” are May 21, 2016 at 2 and 7 p.m. To purchase tickets in person, visit the Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Purchase tickets online at www.TicketMaster.com or call 800.745.3000.