Montana Ballet Company, under the Direction of Elizabeth DeFanti, is delighted to announce the Bozeman premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream ~ the Ballet, inspired by the famous William Shakespeare play and set to Felix Mendelssohn’s exquisite musical score.

MBC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was originally created in 1989 for Festival Ballet Providence by esteemed ballerina and choreographer, Christine Hennessy. Noted Deb Nash, dance critic for the RI Dance Alliance in 2003:

“Prepare to wear out your hands clapping at Festival Ballet’s best concert yet. FB has put together a delicious confection of Midsummer Night’s Dream using Christine Hennessy’s lovely convoluted intelligent choreography re-staged to perfection by her daughter Elizabeth DeFanti… a masterpiece.”

Audiences will amaze at the conveying of Shakespeare’s comedy through dance. Replete with love, magic, fairies and mortals, this ballet will highlight the talents and artistry of a superb cast of MBC dancers, extraordinary guest artists, Rachel Van Buskirk and Christian Clark from Atlanta’s Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, and an outstanding orchestra conducted by MBC Music Director, Stefan Stern. Breathtaking costumes and visuals will bring this Midsummer to life and enchant all audiences.

For Midsummer tickets contact the Montana Ballet Company at 406.582.8702 or online at www.montanaballet.org.  All seating is reserved. Ticket prices range from $20 – $60. There will be a $2 service fee added for “day of show” sales.


On Saturday, February 1st at 2 p.m., MBC will present for MSU’s Wanderlust Preludes & Performances. Join artists of the Montana Ballet Company for a special working rehearsal as they prepare for the Bozeman premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream ~ the Ballet.

Experience an up-close and personal glimpse into what it takes to convey William Shakespeare’s famous play without the bard’s words. Learn how Shakespeare’s text and Felix Mendelssohn’s exquisite score inspired original, brilliant choreography by esteemed ballerina and choreographer Christine Hennessy. Discover the gifts of newly designed and handcrafted costumes, and the visual effects that create on-stage magic.

Please contact the MSU Wanderlust program for reservations.

Season after season, MBC, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, produces quality performances, enchanting audiences with new and updated artistry of dance, choreography, music, and design. MBC’s Bozeman premiere of A Midsummer Nights Dream promises to be dazzling! For more information please contact Montana Ballet Company, 406.582.8702 |2304 N. 7th Ave, C3, Bozeman, MT 59715 | info@montanaballet.org.

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