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New Bedford Ballet presents Sacagawea’s Song
March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$10 – $15
The New Bedford Ballet is hosting its annual March Youth Ballet Performance on Sunday, March 5 at the NBB Community Theatre, 2459 Purchase Street. Performances of Sacagawea’s Song by the New Bedford Youth Ballet will be at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit New Bedford Ballet, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Sacagawea’s Song is an original historical ballet created and choreographed by New Bedford Ballet’s artistic director, Rebecca Waskiel-Marchesseault. This unique, family-oriented ballet describes the story of Sacagawea, the Native American woman who served as interpreter and guide on the historic Lewis and Clark expedition across the western United States. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to travel back to the early 19th century and experience this renowned journey of an American icon who has become a symbol of women’s strength and independence.
The New Bedford Youth Ballet will also be performing Sacagawea’s Song for elementary schools in Acushnet, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford in March as part of their Bringing History to Life through the Arts program. The program will bring this legendary story to life for the students through the art of ballet.
Two special additional performances of Sacagawea’s Song will be presented – one for PACE Head Start students and their families and a second for New Bedford Ballet’s after-school program participants and families. These families will be provided with evenings of history and culture, as they witness the enchantment of ballet.