MAETERLINCK'S
The Bluebird

December 19, 20, 21


Bring the Blue Bird of happiness into your holiday celebration. Join us for a ballet adaptation of this delightful fairy tale to premiere at East Street Theater.

December 19, 20 at 7:30pm
matinee December 21 at 2:30pm.

Ages 5-Adult

$20 per ticket
$15 per ticket for groups of four or more.

To order tickets, please send
   a check
   your name
   the number of tickets you want
   the date you want
   a stamped, self-addressed envelope to
East Street Ballet
47 East Street
Hadley, MA 01035

Questions? Please call 413 584-5535.

Please note that the theater is up a flight of stairs. If assistance is required, please call ahead..
Dance disciplines

Maeterlinck’s profound fairy play The Blue Bird

A Holiday Family Treat

Choreography: Irina Vakhromeeva
Music: Glazunov, Katchaturian
Lighting: Sabrina Hamilton
Costumes: Deborah Shumway

Embark upon a mystical journey with Tyltyl and Mytyl whose lives are changed forever one Christmas Eve by a mysterious fairy who sends them to find “the bird that is blue”. Their adventure takes them to many magical places including the Land of Memory, the Palace of Happiness and the Kingdom of the Future. After their long search and many incredible encounters, the children return home without the bluebird only to find it waiting for them where they least expected it. In the end, the children learn that true happiness is usually found close to home. The Bluebird is a delightful story about the power of the imagination, the innate magic and metaphor to be found in everyday life and the meaning of true happiness.

The performance will feature guest artists Vitali Krauchenka, soloist with American Ballet Theater and Vadim Pijikov, International Artist from St. Petersburg, Russia along with young artists and students from the East Street School of Ballet. The choreography is by Associate Director of ESB Irina Vakhromeeva, herself an International artist.

Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949), was a Belgian poet, dramatist and essayist. His fairy play The Blue Bird written in 1908 was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, in 1909. The play enjoyed phenomenal success and subsequently was adapted to opera, ballet and film. In 1911, Maeterlink was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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