The young ballerinas from the New England Ballet Theatre will take center stage at the Mashpee Library on Tuesday, November 6th at 2 PM with 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 Mr. Rottenberg will sign copies of his book. The event is free and open to the public.
"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.
Picture book author, David Rottenberg, contacted New England Ballet Theatre Artistic Director, Courtney Hingston, about offering the event in local libraries and Ms. Hingston 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."
New England Ballet Theatre is a Mashpee school for young dancers in many age groups.