The Empress of Thunder

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The Empress of Thunder

Amherst Ballet's Spring Performance with original piece The Empress of Thunder by artistic director Madeleine Bonn

By Amherst Ballet

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Saturday, June 10 · 4 - 5:30pm EDT


Amherst-Pelham Regional High School Auditorium 21 Matoon Street Amherst, MA 01002

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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Set to Vivaldi's exuberant music "The Four Seasons," "The Empress of Thunder" is a celebration of human nature and what it means to be "flawed." The ballet follows the story of a woman who has been assigned control of all the world's storms. She casts the thunder and the lightning into every raincloud, provokes the violent winds of blizzards, and compels the darkest days of winter. Misunderstood by the other "seasons," the empress is often isolated and alone, envying the lovebirds of spring and the carefree temperaments of summer.

Through both quiet reverie and fierce movement landscapes, the ballet contemplates the balance of light and dark, the necessity of sadness to appreciate joy, and the fundamental roles of uncertainty and change. Incorporating dancers of all ages, backgrounds, body-types, and levels of ability, "The Empress of Thunder" seeks to be a vehicle of empowerment and self-exploration for each performer and audience member alike.

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Amherst Ballet