Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida continues its 2013-2014 Season with the presentation of the popular and fun ballet Doctor Ouch! which is part of a series for the enjoyment of the whole family,
Doctor Ouch! Is a story based on the poems of Korney Chukovsky, a renowned Russian author of children’s poetry, who by his inventiveness and his particular rhymes has been compared to the American author Theodor Seuss Geisel, creator Dr. Seuss and Hugh Lofting creator of the popular Dr. Doolittle.
This ballet, with music by I. Morozov and choreography by Master Vladimir Issaev, artistic director of the company, tells the story of a doctor who cures animals. The adventures begin when he receives the news that the monkeys in Africa are very sick. During his journey, accompanied by several of his animal friends, Dr. Ouch finds tropical birds and exotic species but also evil pirates that make the mission a difficult but quite funny adventure.
Dr. Ouch features dancers Kaori Fukui and Jun Tanabe, Lillian Hill and Hernan Montenegro as the exotic birds. They will be joined by the other 19 professional dancers from the company.
Ruby Romero, marketing director of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, explains that the selection of pieces for the whole family is part of an effort to engage young audiences to attend ballet performances. “That’s one of our main objectives, to educate new audiences, which is strengthened with our community outreach programs such as Arts Ballet Goes to School and Dancing with Disabilities.” Romero also let know that they offer a scholarship program sponsored by Dr. Jules Oaklander, especially for boys.
Dr. Ouch’s costumes are designed by Jorge Gallardo. Additionally, in a constant search for innovation, this year Digital Media Design created special visual effects and projections that will replace traditional curtains on stage.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014. Time: 3:00 pm