Troup High Fine Arts Auditorium in LaGrange, Georgia
Brought to you by Emory of LaGrange, "Once Upon a Time" shares three intriguing and diverse fairy tales, Rapunzel, Pocahontas, and the Firebird. These classic stories are brought to life on stage by the Lafayette Ballet Company and students of the Lafayette Center for Dance. This colorful and dynamic production will entertain audiences of all ages. Rapunzel is the familiar fairytale of Rapunzel, Dame Gothel and the Prince, while Pocahontas includes a look into the life of the Native American historic figure. The Firebird, with music composed by Igor Stravinsky, is a premiere for Lafayette Ballet Company. The colorful and dramatic Russian fairytale has been performed by ballet companies around the world since its creation in 1910 by choreographer Michel Fokine. Guest Artists James LaRussa and Brandon Nguyen from Atlanta will join the local cast of Lafayette Center for Dance students and Lafayette Ballet Company dancers. Lafayette Ballet Company is excited to present a special collaboration with LSPA's Storytelling wing as Carol Cain will narrate the three short stories, making it an intriguing opportunity for seasoned ballet goers and newcomers alike!