We’re always inspired, intrigued, and generally entertained when we get student responses following one of our Discover Dance school performances. This most recent Peter Pan school show (which filled The Vets almost to capacity) was no exception! Below are some of our favorite responses from a 2nd grade class at Paul Cuffee school (with just a few minor spelling mistakes corrected)
How did the show make you feel? Why?
Awesomely awesome. Because flying to Neverland was so cool. (Jalen)
Like I was in the show. I felt good! (Alisson)
Awesomely awesome ’cause when you (Tinker Bell) and Peter Pan did tricks (Angelli)
I love the play because the sword fighting was going on. (Paul)
Sad and Happy at the same time. (Gabe)
Awesome and cool because there was a lot of action. (Kaia)
Awesome because you never messed up! (Carolina)
It made me feel tired because it was so interesting. (Alexis)
Who was your favorite character? Why?
Peter Pan. He could fly. (Jalen)
Peter Pan. Peter Pan can fly. (Ben)
Tinker Bell. Because you had pixy dust and because you were pretty! (Angelli)
Captain Hook. I picked you because you have a nice mustache. (Xavier)
Mr. Smee. You were part of Captain Hook. (Paul)
Wendy. You were like an old-timey girl. (Gabe)
Wendy. You danced really well. (Carolina)
Captain Hook. Because he was a Captain and he liked to fight. (Habeeb)
Tinker Bell. Because you were really good at ballet. (Maeve)
I would like to come back to The Vets and see…
WINNER: Frozen (8 total)
RUNNER UP: Harry Potter (3 total)
HONORABLE MENTIONS: The Nutcracker (2 total), How the Grinch Stole Christmas
As if getting these notes wasn’t satisfaction enough, many of the kids drew their favorite characters on the back!
Jalen – Peter Pan
Alisson – Wendy
Ben – Peter Pan
Xavier – Captain Hook
Gabe – Peter Pan and Wendy
Carolina – John, Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, Tinker Bell
Habeeb – Captain Hook
Alexis – Wendy
A big thank you to all of our school groups who made the school show last Friday morning an unforgettable experience!
It’s always a real joy to stop by Providence Community Library branches to share the magic of dance with some of our youngest fans. Last week, we had a packed schedule with workshops and demonstrations at five different libraries around Providence.
The kids at each of the locations had a great time, as did the FBP dancers who made it a memory the participants won’t soon forget. They made angel wings (for the girls) and pirate hats (for the boys) and saw a short excerpt of our upcoming production of Peter Pan. They even learned a few steps themselves!
A big THANK YOU to Providence Community Library staff and volunteers, and our wonderful Educational Outreach coordinator Louisa Chapman who coordinated the workshops and even led a few of them herself!
Boundless Plotnikov wrapped up yesterday, and before turning our attention to the three remaining programs in our season, we wanted to take a final look back at a beautiful weekend of dance, humor, and a few surprises!
1 – Contemporary choreography is always exciting.
There wasn’t a tutu in sight.
2 – A world premiere is great. A world premiere COMEDY is a blast!
3 – SO MUCH FABRIC!
How none of it ripped in the dark and treacherous backstage at The Vets is beyond us.
4 – Being a giant dried Orchid blossom is…a unique responsibility.
Moving in slow-motion while the cast is going full-throttle around you is an added bonus.
5: Getting credit for an ENTIRE WEEKEND by the Providence Journal.
Hey, it WAS a beautiful weekend, wasn’t it? You’re welcome.
The fact that three ballets – ranging from intense drama, to witty humor, to mysterious beauty – came from the brain of a single person is a true testament to Viktor’s “boundless” creative ability. The fact that he’s a really cool guy is an added bonus.
10 – Discovering that Michelle Kwan was in the audience.
We are immensely proud of the FBP company and artistic staff for their hard work on Boundless Plotnikov. And we are thankful to our devoted audience for your enthusiastic support and admiration throughout the process.
Surrender, Viktor Plotnikov’s “dance-drama” that captivated audiences when FBP first premiered it at the 2011 Belgrade Dance Festival returns to where it was created for a poignant homecoming in Boundless Plotnikov.
The eager anticipation for “Orchis” to return to the stage has been building ever since the curtain came down on its March, 2013 world-premiere. Below are a few shots from a recent rehearsal as the ballet takes shape again, for a much-deserved encore!