Imagine you’re the slave to a powerful ruler centuries ago. You toil all day long. Then, one night, your master is gone, so the women slaves throw a party and invite all of the men slaves. It’s the rave of the year and the prettiest woman from the harem hooks up with the master’s favorite slave, which looks like it’s going to turn into a beautiful love story until bossman comes home too soon. Party’s over. This is the narrative of Rimsky Korsakov’s one-act ballet Scheherazade, which is the centerpiece of Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet’s performance this weekend. See how the sordid story plays out at 8 p.m. Friday at the Courtyard Theatre (1509 H Ave, Plano) or at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center (215 S. Tyler St., Dallas). Tickets are $15 and available at dallasneo-classicalballet.com.
Fri., June 6, 7 p.m., 2014