Pacific Festival Ballet, the resident ballet company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, is celebrating its 18th season with an encore, extended presentation of its theatrical dance, “Noah’s Ark,” on May 19-20.
The production features Malibu residents Leah Hamel, Sofia Rochin and Kyra Sorce as dancers, as well as Eric Allaman, who composed the original score. The production marks the second collaboration between Pacific Festival Ballet artistic director Kim Maselli and local composer Allaman.
“When ‘Noah’ first launched back in 2010, the one thing we heard from our audience over and over was that they wished we’d had just one additional opportunity for them to see the show again, and bring family and friends,” Maselli said. “This time around, we’ve found a way to make that possible.”
In order to cover the production costs, which ran in excess of $170,000, the company relied on donations from dancers and their families, corporate sponsors and the community as a whole.
Allaman’s original score was recorded in Moscow with the Russian State Symphony Cinema Orchestra. The choreography was created by Maselli.
The Pacific Festival Ballet’s three performances of “Noah’s Ark” take place Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., in Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit pacificfestivalballetcompany.com.