Western Ballet is slated to perform “La Fille Mal Gardée” 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Western Ballet’s two-act comedy is also known by other names – “The Wayward Daughter,” “The Poorly Guarded Girl” and “The Girl Who Needed Watching.” It is a modern translation of the ballet inspired by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin’s 1789 painting, “La Reprimande.”
“This classical ballet production is not often performed,” said Western Ballet Artistic Director Alexi Zubiria, a Los Altos resident, “and I decided to bring it back because it is a very entertaining comedy ballet for children and adults.”
Peter Crompton designed new sets and Zubiria did some of the choreography. Zubiria has been Western Ballet’s artistic director since 2007 and has danced for the San Francisco Ballet, among other companies.
The cast features Alison Share, Ramon Moreno, Maykel Solas and Alex Kramer. The ensemble includes Western Ballet students, many of whom are residents of Los Altos.
Western Ballet – established in 1976 – is a nonprofit artistic organization based in Mountain View.
Tickets are $20-$25.