Animal Ballets is a creation of Susan McDonald in which she combines original
music with video footage to create sublime live performances in which she is the "orchestra" and the animals are the "dancers."
are live animals who seem to dance to her music. In reality, Susan has respectfully composed her music to flow naturally
with the movements of the animals. While a bit of creative editing is involved, the animals have given their approval by acting
beautifully, humorously and even sometimes outrageously.
Her first project, The Aquarium: a Marine Micro-Ballet
for Guitar and Sea Creatures features the strange and funny occupants of a saltwater reef
aquarium, with characters
such as the cranky little Pom Pom Crab, the fabulously creative Decorator Crab and the bright red and very active Serpent
The goal of Animal Ballets is to raise awareness of and appreciation for life forms which are not
our own. It is only through that appreciation that we will be inspired to protect these amazing creatures and their fragile