Presented by Orlando MET & Youth Studio Company
June 4, 2021 | Alexis & Jim Pugh Theatre
Orlando MET Academy and Youth Studio Company are proud to present Concert Nº 01, celebrating their 3rd anniversary and the achievements of all their students. The pre-professional division will delight the audience with their most successful classical variations and contemporary solos of the season. Regular students will present the Grand Pas de Quatre, which will be the center pièce d’occasion chosen by Orlando MET’s Artistic Director Laura Torres for this concert.
Le Grand Pas de Quatre is a ballet-divertissement, a “Fun Ballet.” Most ballets of the romantic period had dramatic stories. In this case, back in 1845, the Director of Her Majesty’s Theater in London commissioned Jules Perrot to choreograph (music by Cesare Pugni) a short ballet to celebrate one of the theater’s galas in London. Little did they know the ballet was going to become a success and that Gala was going to be remembered as the first Gala of the Stars in ballet history.
Concert Nº 01 is also an opportunity to share with the public the dances, solos and ensembles our students won with at the Youth America Grand Prix and Universal Ballet Competition this season. Also, to present the younger generations’ best works of the academic year.