DIRECTORS, CHOREOGRAPHERS & ASSOCIATES
Director & Choreographers
MEET THE DANCERS 2020-2021 Season
Girl With A Butterfly Heart
"An original story ballet in which dance and puppetry tell a tale of metamorphosis, migration, and resilience in a challenging and changing world."
February 12th, 2023 at 2 pm
Theater at St. Jean's
150 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021
The Little Girl (A Child of Joy).....Lindsey Casale
The Butterfly.....Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin
La Mariposa Monarca.....Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch
The Children of Sorrow:
The Spider..... Hanna Tsao
The Bird....Lily Ungs
The Sun....Caroline Davis
The Moon.....Josephine Moffitt
Migrating Monarchs......Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch, Hanna Tsao, Lily Ungs, Viktoria Wonders, Maddie Moayedi, Natalie Gasparini
Director and Choreographic Advisor..... Sara Knight
Music..... Zoë Keating
Lighting Design.....Jana Prager
Wardrobe Mistress.... Mary Beth Budd
It is spring, and somewhere in the "mother mountains," the Sierra Madres of central Mexico, the monarch butterflies are waking up. They stream down from the ancient oyamel forest canopies to drink from the mountain streams before beginning their journey north.
Elsewhere, in the Heartland of America, a little girl is playing in a field of nectar flowers and milkweed, awaiting the return of the butterflies.
This is the story of a Girl who dreams of flight and her Butterfly, who takes her on a magical journey of metamorphosis and migration, teaching her to cherish the delicate, fleeting nature of life in its constant cycle of birth, death and rebirth.