Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig dances at the Southborough Public Library on Thursday

Above: Ballet Arts Worcester dancers Katherine Johnson, Stephanie Piscione, and Diana Celularo (back row); Gabriella Giacomo and Kelly Rourke (front row)

The Southborough Library will be the place to be on Thursday afternoon. Read more in this press release:

Enjoy a perfect day of ballet fun for the budding dancers and story lovers in your family on Thursday, August 2 at 2:30 pm, when ballerinas from Ballet Arts Worcester take center stage at the Southborough Library. Author David Ira Rottenberg will read his picture book, Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig, while the dancers perform the story. As an added treat, a mini-movement lesson will be offered to the children in the audience after the performance and Rottenberg will sign copies of his book.

Picture book author, David Rottenberg, contacted Ballet Arts of Worcester’s Artistic Director, Jennifer Agbay, about offering the event in local libraries and Ms. Agbay was immediately enthusiastic. She says, “The piece allows our lovely young dancers to collaborate with an artist in another genre and share both dance and a love of reading with young people.”

Agbay hopes that Ballet Arts of Worcester will do more performances of Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig, and she looks forward to finding other opportunities for collaboration. “Part of our mission is to share the arts with as many people as possible. We hope to continue with more outreach programs of this nature, which benefit both the participants and the audiences with whom we share what we love to do!”

Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig tells the tale of Gwendolyn and Omar – two best friends who have big dreams. Gwendolyn longs to dance ballet and Omar wants to join the football team. There is just one problem – they are both pigs!

The event is free. Bring your cameras!

When: Thursday, August 2nd at 2:30 PM
Where: Southborough Library, Southborough, MA 01722 508-485-5031

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11 years ago

The Book Sale Room at the library will be open 2-4 in conjunction with this event today. As always, funds raised by the Book Sale will benefit Friends of the Southborough Library.

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