Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Tobias Theater
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00PM & 7:00PM
La Fille mal Gardée (The Wayward Daughter) is a comic ballet presented in two acts. As one of the oldest ballets still regularly performed by most modern ballet companies, La Fille mal Gardée is a lively and charming tale of a beautiful young villager, Lise, and a young farmer, Colas. They want to get married, but Lise’s mother, Marcelina, has arranged to marry Lise off to Nicez, the dimwitted, umbrella-obsessed son of Michaud, a rich countryman. As you watch this amusing tale unfold, you get swept away into another place and time where you truly feel part of this simple story of “boy meets girl.” Through colorful costumes and sets, beautiful dancing, and a storyline that takes you on a journey filled with whimsy, humor, and joy, you just can’t help but to feel as though you are celebrating eternal spring and the triumph of young romance through the eyes of a fellow villager. This is truly the perfect ballet to celebrate our own springtime in Indiana! Bring your entire family and enjoy a wonderful memory with all of us at IBC!
The perfect ballet to welcome springtime in Indiana! Filled with charm and whimsy, this simple tale of “boy meets girl” will take you on a delightful countryside journey celebrating the triumph of young romance!
Staged by Alyona Yakovleva-Randall and based on choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton.