“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by the Atlantic Ballet Company at Camden Amphitheater – Knox County VillageSoup

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CAMDEN – On Wednesday, August 11, at 5 pm, Camden Public Library welcomes dancers from the Atlantic Ballet Company of Camden for a performance of their original version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in the amphitheater. This is a delightful dance production with colorful costumes and beautiful sets, created by directors Michele and Heather Cox. It will capture the attention of all ages and is suitable for the whole family. The Atlantic Ballet Company is part of the P2P Dance Center in Camden, Rockport and Belfast.

This heartwarming musical adventure tells the story of a young farmer, Dorothy, and her adorable poodle, Tutu. The story begins on a farm where this inseparable duo frolic with farm workers, sheep and pigs when they are suddenly swept away by a threatening tornado. Dorothy and Tutu are welcomed to Munchkins country by the Good, Good Witch of the South, while being the target of the Wicked Witch of the West’s wrath.

Oz and a mystical winged unicorn from the Emerald City come to the aid of Dorothy and Tutu and bring them back to their home, sweet home.

Twenty dancers will perform in “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as the highlight of the P2P Dance Center’s “Dance your Dream” summer camp program. Students participated in ballet, stretching and floor barre lessons, as part of a four to six week summer dance camp. The dancers learned hip hop, ballet, jazz and modern choreography, which they will perform in the next production.

Each dancer was invited to draw, paint or sketch their interpretation of a particular scene or character from “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. The students’ works will be exhibited during the exhibition in the amphitheater.

This production is free and open to the public. Please bring your own seat. The rainy date for the show is Thursday, August 12 at 5 p.m. For more information on this event and other events taking place in the Camden Amphitheater, visit camden library.org.

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