World Premiere - Next Generation Dance Company, Cincinnati, 2002
Music - Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Khachaturian, Villa-Lobos
Choreography and Conception - Alexei Kremnev
Rehearsals Director - Anna Reznik
Lighting and Projection Designer - Becky Nussbaum, Alex J. Gendal
Costumes - Laura Skarich
Make-up - Jill Glaser
What does it mean to be real? Inspired by the original Italian tale of 1883, this much-loved fairy tale follows
the mischievous and charming wooden puppet, Pinocchio, as he pursues his dream of being a real boy.
We accompany him as he learns the life-lessons that make one real.
A perfect ballet for audiences of all ages, we celebrate his concluding realization that “I am who I am because I’m me.”
A & A Ballet invites you to its production of Pinocchio. Colorful costumes, tender characters, delightful storytelling: all work together to bring to life the story of the stumbling and endearing Pinocchio as he pursues an obstacle-filled
adventure that, in the end, reminds us all that dreams can come true. The production is child-friendly; it has
two acts and lasts approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes, including a fifteen-minute intermission.