Fairy tale ballets

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

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.