In these sombre times, Cas Public summons up the magic of Cinderella. The magic of the tales of Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, the operas of Rossini and Prokofiev. But also the magic of a hundred lesser known versions passed down in the oral tradition. Six dancers hand in their ballet slippers for a glass slipper and with gusto plunge us once again into this fairy tale, so emblematic of our collective psyche.
Hélène Blackburn’s choreography becomes a portal to the emotions. Compassionate yet stern, brittle yet powerful, this new production pays tribute to the qualities of heart and mind which give us the strength to overcome hardship, better ourselves and find fulfillment. Well-versed in the interpretation of the great classics, the company offers a new way of being moved and enchanted by this masterpiece’s lyric and poetic power.
Well versed in deconstructing great classical works, the company has found another way of captivating audiences, of recounting the poetic and lyrical depth of this masterpiece. Hélène Blackburn demands a much less consensual interpretation of the work.
Tuesday, October 22
Cas Public Dance Theatre: Not Quite Midnight
Tuesday, October 22 2019
October 22 | 7pm
Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
Doors open at 6pm
90 min. w/ Intermission