Believe it when you see it at Perkins dance recitals

NORWICH – To the choreographers of the 2011 Perkins School of the Arts dance recital, there’s no such thing as over-ambition.

Seeing the beauty in shattering glass, the humor in a Seurat painting and the visions abounding in a school-aged child’s head – and attempting to depict it all with dance – is indeed akin to watching pigs fly, which they don’t.

But those porkers actually do, and it all will happen, on the Norwich High School stage beginning tomorrow night with Perkins’ first of four recital productions called, “When Pigs Fly.”

The saying is often used for humorous effect and to scoff at over-ambition. Studio co-owner Mikey Perkins said older dance students this year seemed to internalize the nation’s faltering economy, and were often stressed out about their over-booked schedules and the cost and competitiveness of getting into college.

“I hear so many people trying to shoot down a dream or an activity. There are always so many stipulations put onto things. We’re trying to be positive and happy and encouraging for the kids, to say, ‘Yeah, it will happen,’” he said when describing his choice of the recitals’ moniker.

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