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IBT is currently rehearsing for the production of Chipollino.
From the IBT Website:
Through the joy of dance, Chipollino illustrates the struggle of the underclass against the powerful, good versus evil, and the importance of friendship in the face of difficulties.
In this visually engaging presentation, Chipollino is the young son of a family of onions. His story takes place in the little town of Limonia where flowers, vegetables and fruits happily live together. Unfortunately, they also share their lives under the rule of a tyrant known as Prince Lemon.
Through music and dance, Chipollino not only tells a classic tale, but shares a much more profound statement about community and compassion under difficult circumstances.
International Ballet Theatre (IBT) was founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Vera Altunina, Ballet Master and choreographer from St. Petersburg, Russia. IBT is committed to the preservation of classical ballet repertoire and presents productions that reflect traditional as well as original choreography. Productions are performed at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Theatre, featuring elegant costumes, vivid sets, and a touch of magic. All performances are richly entertaining for audiences of all ages, inspiring imagination and an appreciation of the performing arts through the creativity and beauty of dance. IBT is affiliated with the International School of Classical Ballet in Kirkland.