Fairy tale ballets
Winston-Salem Festival Ballet, an affiliate group of High Point Ballet, will perform ballet scenes based on popular fairy tales at two shows — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. — Saturday at Hanesbrands Theatre, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem.
The one-act production choreographed by Gary Taylor, founder and artistic director of Winston-Salem Ballet, is for young people and anyone who loves classic fairy tales. The three tales put to dance are:
• “Jack and the Beanstalk,” which asks, how tall Jack’s beanstalk will grow and what will he find at the top?
• “The Three Little Pigs”: Can the Big Bad Wolf huff and puff and blow the little pigs’ house down? The little pigs dance around the antics of the very bad wolf.
• “Hansel and Gretel,” about the brother-and-sister team who lay a trail of bread crumbs.
A parade of characters and themed activities will be held before each performance, and members of the audience may have their photos made with dancers and get autographs.
Tickets are $12 for all seats, $40 for a family fun pack and $10 for rush tickets (for full-time students with identification, purchased 15 minutes before show time, subject to availability). Call 747-1414 or visit the website www.winstonsalemfestivalballet.org.