Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

March 24, 2010

Slide Show: Dancing into spring

Photography and audio by John Flavell

ASHLAND--The Ashland Youth Ballet presented its Spring Concert at two shows Tuesday at the Paramount Arts Center.

The shows, a school performance during the day before the main evening event, featured a variety of dance styles; junior and senior company dancers, along with younger dancers selected from an open audition, will present the company works.

The junior company told the story of “Some Pig,” an adaptation of the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Webb.” Well-known contemporary Appalachian and bluegrass music and musicians will helped move the story.

The senior company danced two pieces. One is a neo-classical ballet choreographed by Krissy Johnson, a former company member who now dances with the Nashville Ballet. The second piece, titled “Caravan on Land,” comes from the company’s repertoire and was choreographed by Beth McNeil, a freelance teacher and choreographer.