This month, watch your favourite childhood fairytales and other classics come to life in the form of graceful ballets.

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, in collaboration with Common Ground International, will present iconic stories as ballet performances. The shows will take place at Exhibition World Bahrain, the Kingdom’s state-of-the-art venue in Sakhir.

Don Quixote, the Spanish epic novel, will be portrayed in a classical ballet format on May 4 at 8pm. An interesting plot enhanced by humour and live action, this story of one man’s search for chivalry will appeal to all ages.

The Mowgli ballet will be brought to life on May 5 at 2pm. The beloved main character in The Jungle Book, Mowgli is abandoned as a baby in the forest. He grows up identifying as one of its wild creatures, forging deep ties along the way and, perhaps, even making arch enemies. Combining classical choreography with vivid characters, this colourful performance brings out the emotions and deeper meanings in a familiar story.

Also showing on May 5 at 8pm will be The Nutcracker ballet. With enchanting music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this delightful rendition of a holiday tale will transport you to the foot of a Christmas tree.

Watch the magic unfold with the Cinderella ballet, which will be showcased on May 6 at 1pm. Composed by Sergei Prokofiev, it will be a delightful extravaganza of lyrical waltzes and spectacular numbers. Get ready to be transported to the world of fantasy – fairy godmothers, pumpkin chariots, talking animals, prince charming…

Exhibition World Bahrain is a stunning piece of architecture that embraces the many nuances of Arabic art and culture. An innovative, flexible and adaptable venue, it’s designed to host a wide range of events, from large conventions and exhibitions to concerts, corporate launches, family entertainment and more. ✤