"He's going to give a brief history of how ballet evolved," Pauley said. Fleming will discuss the physical nature of sports versus dance and then explain a short demonstration of dancers as they go through movements of a typical dance class, starting at barre work and progressing to the floor.
The ballet will then present two very different pieces to show the range of dance by a ballet company.
One is "On the Appalachian Trail," a new ballet featuring music composed by Grant Cooper, the conductor of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The piece will be contrasted by "Janis and Joe Suite," featuring music of Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker and choreographed by Fleming.
Pauley said both pieces are fairly short, which will allow time at the end of the evening to allow audience questions and even invite brave audience members to come to the stage to try their hands (feet) at some ballet movements.
They'll also learn a bit about lighting and costuming.
"We want to give a taste of what we do," Pauley said.
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