All Things Celestial

HGCBT Spring Concert 2008

Hope Garden Children's Ballet Theatre presented our Spring concert on the Poolesville High School Stage on May 30th, 2008. The theme of the performance was all about stars: constellations, the Milky Way galaxy, and even the desire to become a "star" or a famous dancer. The ages of the students and dancers range from 4 - 16, with a special piece, a Pas de Deux, performed by Althea Corlett, our new HGBballet instructor from Malta, and Dustin Kimball, a guest artist from the Bowen McCauley Dance studio in Annandale, Virginia. 

Dancers performed to the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, the prolific Soviet era Russian composer. His music is vast and broad, and while some pieces can be challenging to count, and quite surprising, it lends itself beautifully to dance.

The variety of the sixteen dances enabled our talented and enthusiastic dancers to draw out a wide range of emotion from our wonderful audience. Beautiful costumes, lighting and sets added to the pageantry of another breathtaking concert by the Hope Garden Children's Ballet Theatre.