Lumiere Ballet Performing Company brings professional presentations of classical Ballets and Contemporary Works. Students have major performing opportunities: Our annual Nutcracker at the Maguire Theater (since 1998), full staging of Classical Ballets and Contemporary Works at the Summer Galas at Tanner Park (since 2009) . End of Year Graduation Performances (since 1995). Various Performances at Civic Centers, Libraries and Schools.
Below is a brief description of two of our story ballets: Snow Maiden and The Little Prince. For more descriptions go to the main menu and click on “Performances.”
SNOW MAIDEN – Snegurotchka (SNE-‘GU-RO-CHKA)
The Story: Winter and Spring have a child – her name is Snowmaiden. The girl lives in cold isolation, protected by her father the austere Winter. As she is growing up, she is overcome with desire to experience emotion and warmth.
The drama unfolds as Snowmaiden is attracted to a young shepherd. The rays of the Sun reach Snowmaiden, who being a ‘living snowflake” melts. Snowmaiden does not die, she becomes, instead, a river and delivers the land from the gripping frost.
THE LITTLE PRINCE
The Story: The Little Prince represents a universe of dreams and simple truth about life and human nature. In this story the author Antoine de Saint Exupery, tells us how he was stranded in the desert and how he meets an extraordinary child, The Little Prince The essence of the story is contained within the following words: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”