Carnival of the Animals - The Swansong
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Endeavoring in Social Responsibility and Audience Development through Art
Carnival of the Animals – The Swansong is a full length ballet with over 50 dancers on stage, set to the music of Camille Saint Saens (including his original Carnival of the Animals and other compositions). It was created as a commission by Miami City Ballet and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
The ballet aims to create an awareness of our fragile co-existent relationship with nature, hopefully instilling core values of personal responsibility for its healthy and prosperous existence. In juxtaposition, natural wonders of nature and its creatures are pitted against the violence, greed, and ignorance of some humans.
While the ballet is enjoyable for audiences of all ages, it is intended and designed to engage younger audiences, and their families. After much documented research, great care was put into color schemes, costumes, characters; and plot development mindful of action sequences generally changing every three minutes in order to keep attention span at a maximum.