INFOCUS BESTBETS FOR THINGSTO DO AROUNDTAOS
TAOS YOUTH BALLET DANCES FOR THE TREES
An original production from Taos Youth Ballet blends its nationally renowned professional teaching staff with local youth dancers for an imaginative, family- friendly production. The production is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic tale, “The Lorax.” Performances are planned May 4 at 6: 30 p. m. and May 5 at 1: 30 p. m. and 6: 30 p. m. at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Tickets are $ 12, $ 8 for children and seniors. This will mark the 13th season of the youth ballet’s annual productions. “The Lorax” will feature more than 250 dancers and is a blend of theater, puppetry, vocal performance and, of course, dance, creating a magical family friendly performance.
“The annual school- wide performance is one of the most anticipated events for TYB students,” director Amber Vasquez said in a prepared statement.
“They are already asking me what we are performing next year, and I keep telling them, let’s just get through this year first.”
The youngest dancer is 2 years old from the toddler dance class and the oldest is an 82- year- old member of TYB’s Silver Slipper dance class, a class for dancers 60 and over.
Karen Thibodeau, director of Taos Children’s Theater will be lending her incredible shadow puppetry skills. Community collaborations with Twirl Toystore’s toddler dance class as well. Local artists and photographers will help bring the story to life.
Taos Youth Ballet is a ballet company dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of classical ballet, empowering youth through the art of dance, and exposing aspiring young dancers to highquality productions for Taos and surrounding communities. Taos Youth Ballet is created on the rich foundation originated by Bette Winslow.
Taos Youth Ballet has created the Bette Winslow Scholarship fund to recognize Winslow’s beliefs that any child should have the opportunity to dance. In recognition of this belief, the teaching staff strives to teach every child with equal respect and attention in an effort to bring out the best results of each individual dancer.
For ticket information, visit tcataos. org or call the box office at ( 575) 758- 2052.
TAOS HIGH TO PRESENT STUDENT ONE-ACTS
The Taos High School drama program will be presenting its annual student- directed one act plays May 4- 5, and May 11- 12 at 7 p. m. in the Taos High Little Theatre, 134 Cervantes Street. “This show presents an exciting opportunity for students to
TAOS YOUTH BALLET’S Adelaide Driver will be dancing in “The Lorax.”