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.