‘Winter Magic’ brings fairy tales to stage

November 28, 2018

CHARLESTON — Dance students from the Academy of Arts at January’s, Teays Valley, will present “Winter Magic” at 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 7, in the Davis Theatre at West Virginia State University.

“Three beloved stories will be told through dance,” explains the concert’s director, Kathi Curtis. “Cinderella” will be told through classical ballet and music by Sergei Prokofiev. “Little Red Riding Hood” will be told through modern dance and music by Antonio Dvorak. “The Wizard of Oz” will be told through hip-hop dance and several musical artists.

The “Winter Magic” cast includes 26 dance students ranging in age from 5 to 14, from both the Charleston and Teays Valley academies.

“Choreographers Kelly Reese, Haven Campbell, and I are excited to give our students the opportunity to present three distinctly different dance styles, while providing entertainment for our community,” Curtis said.

The concert will run a little over a half an hour, a perfect length for young theater and dance patrons. Tickets are available at the door for $15, $12 for children 12 and under. For more information, contact Kathi Curtis at 925-202-6566 or curtisnews@aol.com.

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