A western suburbs ballet troupe has overcome a series of pandemic setbacks to put the Midas touch on its latest production.
The Western Ballet Project’s Youth Ballet production of ‘Midas, The King with the Golden Touch’ will be premiering at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat this Saturday night (April 10).
Featuring 35 talented dancers aged between 10 and 19 years of age, drawn from across Melbourne’s west and beyond, the performance will be the culmination of more than a year of planning.
Artistic director Sophie O’Donnell said the production was originally meant to take place during last September’s school holidays, but COVID restrictions dashed those plans.
“We altered the format to online training and were able to provide our company members with regular online ballet classes as well as some special workshops,” she said.
“We tried to keep our company members inspired and supported during lockdown, but now everyone is so excited to finally be able to meet each other face to face and begin rehearsals.”
Rehearsals for the production are taking place throughout this week at Galactic Dance and Events in Melton.
Tickets ($25-$35) via hermaj.com or 5333 5888.