First, Travel to China and experience the legend of Mulan, the young lady who volunteered to take her father’s place in China’s war against invaders. Based on the Ballad of Mulan, which was first transcribed in the 6th century, the story has been popular not only in China, but worldwide.
This ballet is set to the score “Mulan – Ballet in Three Acts” by Joshua Chan, who composed it especially for the Hong Kong Ballet. Acquired directly from Mr. Chan, the beautiful music is a treasure for Bristol Ballet to have and to use. From her decision to go to war for her father, her time practicing to fight the invaders, the battles, to her victorious return home, this ballet will be inspirational to all. As a student concert involving ages 4 and up, there will be many memorable moments to see!
In June, Bristol Ballet will be whisking you away to a place where the seas are nice and calm; a warm breeze is blowing; and the sun is shining at our “Moana” themed Summer Camps! Bristol Ballet invites all 3 – 9 year olds to join us at summer camps June 19-23. Campers will sing, dance, and make crafts at the Bristol Ballet Studios, located at 519 State Street. Camp for ages 3-6 will be held June 19-23 from 9:30am to 11:00am at a rate of $80 per week. Ages 7-9 will meet June 19-23 from 10:30am to 1:00pm at a rate of $120 per week.
A Summer Intensive for intermediate to advanced dancers will be held June 12-17. Master Teachers J. Ryan Carroll and Lydia Haug will be guest instructors at the intensive. The intermediate intensive will meet from 10am – 3pm and the advanced will meet from 10am – 4:45pm. The intensive gives students the opportunity to refine existing technique, learn new concepts, and be challenged to reach for higher levels of proficiency and artistry. Conditioning, ballet, and Broadway jazz and modern dance will be the primary focus of the intensive. There will be a demonstration performance to conclude the week on Saturday, June 17.
To register for our summer camps, or for more information about Mulan, The Legend, visit www.BristolBallet.org or call 276-669-6051.