Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre provides ‘A Small World’ at Kirby Park

<p>Margot Lisman, Cora Crossin and Viviana Zambino run through Kirby Park during a pre-performance rehearsal.</p>
                                 <p>Andy Molitoris | Photography by Andy.</p>

Margot Lisman, Cora Crossin and Viviana Zambino operate by way of Kirby Park for the duration of a pre-efficiency rehearsal.

Andy Molitoris | Photography by Andy.

<p>This group of young dancers performed a Spanish number.</p>
                                 <p>Andy Molitoris | Photography by Andy.</p>

This group of youthful dancers done a Spanish quantity.

Andy Molitoris | Photography by Andy.

<p>The dancers relax during a lunch break between a photo session and rehearsal on Saturday.</p>
                                 <p>Andy Molitoris | Photography by Andy.</p>

The dancers relax during a lunch crack involving a image session and rehearsal on Saturday.

Andy Molitoris | Pictures by Andy.

<p>The Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre Ensemble poses in the Martz Pavilion at Kirby Park.</p>
                                 <p>Andy Molitoris | Photography by Andy.</p>

The Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre Ensemble poses in the Martz Pavilion at Kirby Park.

Andy Molitoris | Images by Andy.

<p>Some of the youngest dancers await their turn to take the stage, while more experienced performers dance with garlands of flowers.</p>
                                 <p>Mary Therese Biebel | Times Leader</p>

Some of the youngest dancers await their convert to choose the stage, though much more knowledgeable performers dance with garlands of bouquets.

Mary Therese Biebel | Periods Leader

<p>Dancers from the Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre dance with garlands of faux flowers that their artistic director, Gina Malsky, said the girls helped make.</p>
                                 <p>Mary Therese Biebel | Times Leader</p>

Dancers from the Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre dance with garlands of faux flowers that their artistic director, Gina Malsky, reported the women assisted make.

Mary Therese Biebel | Moments Chief

From an exuberant French can-can to a energetic Italian tarantella and the nice pounding of an Irish action dancer’s challenging sneakers, the Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre took their outside audience on a excursion close to the world on Sunday afternoon.

There have been even moments when very little ladies in Alpine costumes skipped about to the sound of recorded yodeling — that dance represented Germany — and a different group, dressed in the red skirts and black lace tops of Spain, danced throughout the Martz Pavilion at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Park and every radically forged a extended-stemmed pink rose on to the flooring.

In the vicinity of its conclusion, the “It’s a Little World” part of the software involved the music “America” from “West Facet Story” as nicely as a patriotic quantity that provided flags.

Before, the present started with numerous classical ballet pieces, together with a selection in which the older dancers represented Swanhilda and her buddies from “Coppelia.”

Talking of the most skilled dancers, Kaitlyn Smith of Mountain Prime is graduating from Crestwood Superior School this year, and closing a chapter on her job as a university student dancer at the Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, where by she had danced these types of significant roles as Klara in “The Nutcracker” and Ursula in “The Tiny Mermaid.”

“Kaitlyn is always the to start with one to place her pointe sneakers on,” DTWB creative director Gina Malsky advised the audience, explaining that Kaitlyn was specially keen, for the duration of classes and rehearsals, to apply the attractive but tricky artwork of dancing on the suggestions of her toes.

Adhering to Sunday’s efficiency, fellow dancers honored Kaitlyn with a collage of images, and she mentioned her long term designs involve finding out biology as a pre-med significant at Wilkes College. She does approach to proceed dancing.

Sunday’s efficiency at first had been prepared for 3 p.m. Sunday, but Malsky rescheduled it to 1 p.m., hoping it would close before the arrival of a predicted thunderstorm.

“OK, you did it,” she congratulated her younger dance troupe as their show finished. “It can storm now.”

“Storm absent!” she stated, hunting up at the clouds.