Manassas Ballet Theatre presents 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.'
The production opens the company’s 2011-12 season, which also includes “The Nutcracker,” “Peter and the Wolf” and “Swan Lake.” All productions are held at the Hylton center and accompanied by the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra.
The ballet is an interpretation of the classic short story by Washington Irving, in which Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones battle for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, and an encounter with the mysterious Headless Horseman one autumn evening tips the scales in one suitor’s favor.“This is actually the second time we’ve performed ‘Sleepy Hollow,’” said Sara Gaydash, a five-year veteran dancer and teacher with the Manassas Ballet Theatre. “We’re very closely following the original story with this production, but we’re also adding our own twists to it. The score is made up of bits and pieces of compositions our art and music directors composed.”