Months of practice finally came to fruition for the hardworking dancers of the Macholah Ballet this past weekend. The performance of Sow & Reap, the title of this year’s annual recital, was held Saturday, May 14, at Cabell Midland High School in Ona. The recital featured a harvest theme, with many of the dances being inspired by gardening and farming.
The production began with “Come Home: The Prodigal,” an original ballet inspired by the parable of the Prodigal Son. In this variation, which was set in the mid-20th Century, a young girl from the country leaves her home for the excitement of the big city, but later returns home when her glamourous life begins to unravel.
The second part of the recital featured individual dances performed by children, teenagers, and adults. Some of the dances included Scarecrows and Crows, Sunflower Fields, Green Acres, and Grandma’s Garden.
The Macholah Ballet is a Christian ballet company which was founded in 2002. They offer a variety of classes for all ages, including ballet, tap, and jazz. The studio is located at 6422 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, beside Save-A-Lot.
Upcoming events include Tapaganza Master Tap Classes on June 11, Masterpiece Dance and Art Camp from June 13 through 17, and Dance Pawty wih My Pet, a two-day preschool camp, on July 7 and 8. For more information, check out the Macholah Ballet on Facebook.