Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig Dances at the Holliston Library
by David Rottenberg 9/22/12
Enjoy a perfect day of ballet fun for the budding dancers and story lovers in
your family on Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 AM when ballerinas from the
Dancing Arts Center take center stage at the Holliston Public Library.
Author David Ira Rottenberg will read his picture book, Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig,
while the dancers perform the story. As an added treat, a mini-movement lesson
will be offered to the children in the audience after the performance and
Rottenberg will sign copies of his book.
Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig tells the tale of Gwendolyn and Omar – two best
friends who have big dreams. Gwendolyn longs to dance ballet and Omar wants to
join the football team. There is just one problem – they are both pigs!
Picture book author, David Rottenberg, contacted Dancing Arts Center’s Artistic
Director, Karyn Edison, about offering the event in local libraries and Ms.
Edison was immediately enthusiastic. She says, “The piece allows our lovely
young dancers to collaborate with an artist in another genre and share both
dance and a love of reading with young people. We are particularly pleased to be
performing in the library in Holliston as our studio is located here.”
Edison hopes that the Dancing Arts Center will do more performances of
Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig. “We enjoy sharing our love for the arts and hope to
continue with more outreach programs of this nature.”
The event is free. Bring your cameras.
When: Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 AM
Where: Holliston Public Library, 752 Washington Street, Holliston, MA 01746,
For more information: Dancing Arts Center, 9 Whitney Street, Holliston, MA 01746