PETER AND THE WOLF
Please note this version of Peter and the Wolf is orchestrated for string quintet
Stories Set To Music with Dance
Toscana Strings introduce the string family to the audience and the concept of ballet.
The audience is divided into seven groups;
Peter, Bird, Duck, Cat, Grandfather, Wolf and Hunters (in the original it’s the gunshots that are represented on timps, but we will use hunters as they appear in the final procession)
Toscana Strings play each character’s music and then Laura teaches each group a movement/mime that represents their character.
All the children (directed by Laura) and Toscana Strings then practice the finale.
Toscana Strings and Laura perform the story of Peter and the Wolf.
During the finale Laura gets the children to stand up and directs them to do their dance/movement.
These concerts last approximately 40 minutes and we can perform up to six in one day.
Laura started dancing at the age of eight at a local dance school in the United Kingdom. Taking part in various productions and youth dance performances her love of performing became undeniable. At the age of 16, she was awarded a full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School in London. During her time at RBS, she was frequently chosen to perform with The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and also with Birmingham Royal Ballet for their UK tours. She was offered a contract to join Birmingham Royal Ballet at age 18.
During her 20-year professional career with Birmingham Royal Ballet, she performed in a variety of ballets, dance festivals, and galas in prestigious international venues around the world. Regularly performing in Tokyo, Beijing, New York, and London. She also had two daughters while continuing to progress and reach the rank of Soloist.