The Cape Conservatory Ballet presents Moonlight Sonata (in the 21st Century), an original ballet written and choreographed by Jane E. Caputo. The afternoon opens with a recital by all members of the Conservatory Youth Ballet.
“I’ve loved the Sonata since I was a child; I can even remember the first time I heard it,” explained Caputo. “When I listen to the music, I visualize the dance. I am profoundly excited to present my vision, my interpretation of the music through dance to a live audience.”
The ballet is based in classical technique with modern approaches in phrasing and form. As the two styles of dance merge throughout the sonata, Caputo weaves references to the moon: in the first movement, the New Moon; the second movement, the Full Moon; and in the final movement, the steps and formations suggest an Eclipse.
While the focus of the production is on the premiere of Moonlight Sonata (In the 21st Century), Caputo’s daughter Lindsay, who oversees the dance program at the Conservatory’s Falmouth campus, will also debut a piece she choreographed entitled Wonderland, based on Alice in Wonderland. The performance also includes solo variations from Marius Petipa’s classic works, The Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadare, Raymonda and Don Quixote, featuring pre-professional and professional dancers, as well as charming and engaging performances by the Conservatory's youngest ballet students.
MOONLIGHT SONATA (IN THE 21ST CENTURY)
Sunday, June 23 | 2pm (doors open at 1:30)
Cape Cod Community College, Tilden Arts Center
Admission: $10, students free