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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

Oct 13, 2017

Ballet Ariel’s season finale features, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, an original ballet based on the short story in Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic Jungle Book. In a tropical, jungle setting and full of animals, this child-friendly ballet is a story of great courage and loyalty as the little mongoose Rikki stands in the face of danger from two slithering cobras Nag and Nagaina to protect his adopted family.


Director Ilena Norton, in collaboration with contemporary choreographer, Gregory Gonzales, is creating this spellbinding ballet to the melodic and rhythmic music of Alberto Ginastera, a leading Argentinian composer of the 20th century. Norton’s fluid and elegant style combined with Gonzales’ slightly edgy approach, results in an innovative and novel ballet the whole family will enjoy.