Suppose a Wolf Came Out of the Forest?
Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is a famous art music composition from 1936. Everyone from Leonard Bernstein to David Bowie—among others—have been involved in performances of this Russian folktale. Now NDI, in collaboration with the New Mexico Jazz Workshop, gives the legendary children's story a shot onstage at Burque's Hiland Theater. And get this, in addition to the modern jazz interpretation by NMJW Community Big Band leader Henry Estrada and the top-notch choreography of new NDI artistic team Steven Melendez and Tom Porras, esteemed local poet Hakim Bellamy is the narrator of this new production that is practically guaranteed to entertain all ages of music and poetry lovers. Performances of Peter and the Wolf take place on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7pm. The admission price is $10 and tickets must be purchased online at ndi-nm.org. (August March)
Friday Feb 7, 2020
Albuquerque, NM 87108
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NDI NM and NM Jazz Workshop partner with Albuquerque’s inaugural poet laureate Hakim Bellamy for an unforgettable dance event featuring a new, jazz interpretation of a legendary classic.
Two of New Mexico’s largest arts and education organizations, NDI New Mexico and New Mexico Jazz Workshop, partner with Albuquerque’s inaugural poet laureate Hakim Bellamy to present an unforgettable dance event in a new production of Peter & The Wolf presented at The Hiland Theater. The production is co-choreographed by the new Hiland Artistic team of Steven Melendez and Tom Porras and features a new, jazz interpretation of a legendary classic. Bringing art to the people means ensuring that it is not only accessible financially but also accessible thematically, that’s why we’ve chosen to stage this production within the Jazz genre.