“A Whole New World – Jasmine and Aladdin” will be performed at the picturesque Camden Public Library Amphitheatre on Monday, August 5th at 5:15 pm (Rain Date: Tuesday, August 6th at 5:15 pm). Original dance choreography and musical arrangements by Heather Cox combined with the colorful costuming created by directors Heather and Michele Cox with Suzanne Johndro will surely entertain public audiences with this magical and memorable experience.
Atlantic Ballet Company dancers, along with students from ABC’s training school, P2P Dance Center, will be performing on their very own 28 foot staging. The staging, designed two years ago by Douglas Roth and built by David Schweikert, Sandy Cox and Creed Griffin, will be assembled for the occasion preceding ABC’s dress rehearsal. Mathew Powers will be supervising the assembly with assistance from Ariana Killoran and Kenny and Spencer Johndro. The performance staging provides the advanced dancers with a level platform on which they may perform in point shoes. It also provides all dancers with a non slip surface upon which they may safely and energetically execute movements from their performance choreography.
Students from the Camden based training center have been studying ballet, point and modern dance during ABC’s five week long summer program called “Dance Your Dream”. These dancers travel from Concord, New Hampshire, Searsmont, Swanville, Belfast, Lincolnville, and Camden.
Younger dancers, five through nine years old, will be performing the roles of Abu, Aladdin’s monkey, jungle animals in the Prince Ali parade and Arabian dancers in the market place and in ABC’s rendition of the One Jump Ahead dance. These young aspiring performers study three days per week at the center, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in classical ballet. Class is followed by lunch, a pool swim and one hour of ballet and jazz chorography, which will be performed in “A Whole New World” production at the Camden Amphitheatre on Monday August 5th at 5:15 p.m. (Rain Date: Tuesday, August 6th at 5:15 p.m).
Dancers, 10 years through adult, train at P2P Dance Center Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Many of these dancers are dancing at the intermediate and advanced level. Their dance roles include the lead characters of Jasmine and Aladdin and the female counterparts of the Genie, Jafar and the Sultan, as well as the Arabian dancers in the Prince Ali parade, Bollywood dancers, and the guards in ABC’s version of the One Jump Ahead dance. Special one hour Family length production with intermission. All are welcome! You can learn more about the company at: https://p2pdance.com/