CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) - Where can you catch classical ballet on a summer evening performed to the tunes of Vivaldi? Down on the farm.
CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) — Where can you catch classical ballet on a summer evening performed to the tunes of Vivaldi? Down on the farm.
A Vermont ballet group has brought whimsical performances outside to farms around the state, for a second summer season. Dancers dressed as lettuce, tomatoes, a farmer, pig or cow tell the tale of the growing season as they pirouette and leap across the grass.
The Farm to Ballet Project raises money for agriculture while widening the audience for classical ballet.
Seventy-five percent of ticket sales go to the host-farm or to agricultural nonprofit groups.
The group has three of its eight summer performances ahead of them: at Shelburne, Brattleboro and Essex Junction.
Tickets cost $16.50. Children 12 or under are free.