Aurelia's Oratorio: the Fantasy Acrobatics of Aurélia Thierrée
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Get ready to party like it's 1929 as you join fellow WGBH supporters for an evening of swing dancing to live tunes performed by Brooklyn's own Baby Soda Jazz Band. You can get into the swing of things with an optional one-hour beginners' lesson from Boston Swing Central. Then, it's time to dance the night away, but don't worry -- no experience or partner is required. You'll have a blast while learning about the history and culture of swing dancing from experts who'll demonstrate how the style has evolved. Seasoned dancers can even take part in a Charleston contest. Learn More
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I think the right words for it are charming and whimsical. I liked it. I was entertained by it at times but not amazed by it. I didn't love it. Its definitely got a great old timey feel to it but it failed to achieve that magical quality I had expected from the billing. Partly this might be due to the fact that the seats I ended up with were basically a few rows from the very back so that didn't help :)
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It was the most beautiful surrealistic and poetic performance I have seen in a long time. A theater as it would have been done by Rene Magritte. Aurelia is a female mix of her great hrandfather and Baster Keaton. Imaginative. Tender. Simply great!
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“An absolute spellbinder . . .an enchanting dream, and like most vivid reveries, it momentarily colors the way you see the waking world.” —London Daily Telegraph
“Charm is a much-abused word but Aurélia’s Oratorio has it in spades… an upsidedown, topsy-turvy world that Aurélia opens up, a world where the magic is all in the detail.” —Metro London
“A show of wit and beauty, with haunting stage images.” —Variety
Aurélia Thierrée was first seen on the A.R.T. stage as a young girl, performing in the Cirque Imaginaire with her parents. Now an actress and acrobat in her own right, Aurélia has charmed audiences around the world with this dazzling display of stage illusion, inspired by the magic of music hall and circus, and co-created with her mother Victoria Thierrée Chaplin.