Arts, Dining & Entertainment
August 2, 2017

Farm to Ballet comes to Billings Farm, Aug. 5

Farm to Ballet comes to Billings Farm, Aug. 5

Saturday, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.—WOODSTOCK— Grab your blanket, picnic basket, and the entire family to experience Farm to Ballet — an early evening, full-length ballet performance at the Billings Farm on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The colorful program reinterprets classical ballet pieces to tell the story of three seasons on a Vermont farm — accompanied by a live string sextet playing Vivaldi.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for exploring the operating dairy farm, featuring the Jersey herd, draft horses, sheep, and oxen. Pack a picnic or snack on a Billings Farm picnic, which includes the farm’s own 100 percent raw milk cheddar cheese made from milk produced exclusively from the Billings Jersey herd, crackers, and fresh fruit. Hot and cold beverages and Vermont-made ice cream will be available at the dairy bar.

General admission $15; additional donations are gratefully accepted. Children age 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at farmtoballet.org or flynntix.org. Proceeds from the ticket sales of Farm to Ballet will support the farm’s educational programming.

The Farm to Ballet Project is a dance collaborative designed to celebrate the unique culture of New England farms, while promoting a vibrant, local, and sustainable food system and introducing new audiences to the beauty of classical ballet. For more information, visit billingsfarm.org or call 802-457-2355.

Courtesy of BFM

Farm to Ballet incorporates classical ballet with the culture of New England farming.

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