A benefit for the Vermont Land Trust
2766 Mt. Philo Road
Charlotte, VT, 05445
The Farm to Ballet Project is a dance project intended to celebrate Vermont’s farming culture while expanding classical ballet’s audience. Philo Ridge Farm, a diversified farm in Charlotte, is excited to host the Farm to Ballet production on August 15, 2015 in a celebration of food, farms and the arts. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Vermont Land Trust's Farmland Access Program, which provides farmers with opportunities to purchase or lease affordable farmland so that they can start up or expand agricultural businesses.
Farm tours of Philo Ridge Farm will be offered between 4 and 6 pm. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a farm-raised pork dinner prepared by the Hindquarter Food Truck or wood-fired flatbread by the NOFA Vermont pizza crew. Please bring cash - dinner is not included in your ticket reservation. The performance will begin at 6:15pm.
Find more photographs from the event on our Facebook page.
More about Farm to Ballet
The project, directed by Chatch Pregger, is a full-length production that reinterprets classical ballet choreography to tell the story of a Vermont farm from spring to fall. The production starts with the geese returning for the spring and continues as the farmer plans out the farm. The subsequent pieces move through the stages of planting, irrigating, tending and then harvesting the farm’s produce. The farmer takes a detour from the crops to work with the animals and celebrate their contributions to local foods. The production wraps up with a celebratory farm share pick-up scene before the geese fly back south for the winter.
The project will be performed throughout Vermont during the summer of 2015. The production is intended to be performed outside against the beauty of Vermont farms and their surrounding landscape. Many of the performances will be fundraisers to support and honor the work of our local farmers and food movement.
Learn more and purchase tickets at http://www.farmtoballet.org