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Dance studio to present ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 5:41 p.m. CST

State Street Dance Studio in Geneva will present two full-length shows for its spring productions. The shows will be “Alice in Wonderland” and “Sleeping Beauty.”

“Alice in Wonderland” will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31. The show will be a contemporary dance version of the classic story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. 

 “Sleeping Beauty,” which will be a full-length ballet, will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 1. Dancers from the studio’s ballet training program and ballet classes will perform alongside guest artists Elivelton das Gracas (current principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet from Santa Catarina, Brazil), Raoni Xavier (current dancer with LEVELdance Chicago), and Emerson Nascimento (scholarship student at Alvin Ailey).  

“Sleeping Beauty”is about a princess condemned to sleep for a 100 years while under a spell, which can only be broken by a kiss from a prince.

Following the performance of “Alice,” State Street’s Parent Guild will host a Mad Hatter Tea Party at 3:30 p.m. May 31. 

Attendees to the tea party will get the opportunity to meet the characters; get autographs; make a Mad Hatter hat at an  arts and crafts table; indulge in an array of sweets; and dance with the cast of “Alice in Wonderland.”

The tea party is open to the public.

All three events will take place at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St. (entrance on Wilson Street), Batavia. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bataviafineartscentre.org. 

State Street Dance Studio is located at 9 N. 4th St. in Geneva. For more information on State Street Dance Studio, call 630-232-0444 or visit www.statestreetdancestudio.com.

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