New Ballet Ensemble

Commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant, NBE's "Anansi and the Sky God" premiered at the Levitt Shell in 2013. This theatrical dancework incorporates multiple genres from hip hop and ballet to modern dance and Flamenco.  Anansi sets out win the stories for his people back from the Sky God who orders him to catch a "live stinging hornet", a python and a fairy. An all new cast of student dancers bring back the popular work for a great evening of family entertainment under the stars at the Levitt Shell. Live African drumming with an original score by John Washington enhances the experience for all. The original production was created by Tony Horne and Adrian Couch who reprises his role as the Sky God. (photo credit: Patricia Possel) 

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