Arts Ballet Theatre presents the world premiere of the Offenbach’s ballet “Le Papillon” with original choreography by Vladimir Issaev, original sets, and original costumes. “Le Papillon” is a two act, fairy themed ballet first presented by the Paris Opera Ballet on November 26. The story involves a mean old fairy Hamza, a kidnapped princess Farfalla, and a prince Djalma. The fairy turns Farfalla into a butterfly, and much confusion ensues. Djalma kisses Hamza, returning her to a beautiful young woman, but eventually love prevails, the spell on Farfalla is broken, and Djalma and Farfalla marry.
Strong dancing by the professional corps, original sets and costumes, and choreography by the renowned Issaev will enchant new and returning audiences for this world premiere.
Arts Ballet Theatre maintains a very strict late seating policy, please allow adequate time for traffic and parking. Not recommended for children under 4 years of age.