Storytelling Comes Alive at Elementary Schools
Kindergarten through second-grade students at Northside and Summit Lane elementary schools received a visit from children's book author David Ira Rottenberg and the Eglevsky Ballet on Oct. 19.
Rottenberg and the Eglevsky Ballet visited Northside students in the morning and Summit Lane in the afternoon to share Rottenberg's children's book "Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig." Rottenberg narrated while members of the Eglevsky Ballet performed an interpretation of the story.
This was the first time that the Ballet Company worked with Rottenberg. Under the guidance of Eglevsky Ballet teacher and choreographer, Melissa Bartucci, the two collaborated to bring the story to life and allow many of the young students to see a ballet for the first time.
After the performance, Rottenberg and the dancers answered questions that the students had. These included hearing about how the dancers got their start and Rottenberg's writing career.