Francesca LeVigne performs in “Robinson Ballet Live 09” being staged at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 10-11, at The Grand in Ellsworth.—GARY SOUCY

Robinson Ballet’s Spring Concert Appeals to All Ages



ELLSWORTH — Classical ballet is not on the program for the Robinson Ballet’s spring performance at The Grand this weekend.

Francesca LeVigne performs in “Robinson Ballet Live 09” being staged at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 10-11, at The Grand in Ellsworth.—GARY SOUCY
Francesca LeVigne performs in “Robinson Ballet Live 09” being staged at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 10-11, at The Grand in Ellsworth.—GARY SOUCY
Instead, the combined forces of five choreographers and two guest dancers will take audiences across the dance spectrum during “Robinson Ballet Live 09.”

Ian Robinson, son of  Artistic Director Maureen Lynch, will perform pieces by guest choreographer Aszure Barton. She recently choreographed the Broadway production of “The Threepenny Opera” starring Alan Cumming, Jim Dale, Nellie Mackay and Cyndi Lauper.

Ballroom dancing instructor Courtney Porter will bring highly choreographed ballroom to the stage with swing, tango and samba performances.

Robinson Ballet veteran choreographers Keith Robinson, Terry Lacy and Stevie Dunham also created pieces for the show.

The Saturday afternoon children’s matinee will feature classical ballet and fairytale themes.

The Robinson Ballet will perform “The Little Tailor” and “Once Upon a Time.” Lynch said the hourlong performance is suited to children of all ages.

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Nicole Ouellette

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