Stephen Petronio's Passionate Bloom Danced to Rufus Wainwright
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The last date listed for Bloom was Saturday February 3, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen's fun, fresh spin on The Nutcracker returns to Royce Hall for the holidays. The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker gives the seasonal favorite a rich new cultural context and updated characters, and features a lively contemporary score with original songs from multiple-Grammy-winner Mariah Carey and others. After young Kara receives a nutcracker filled with hot chocolate, she falls asleep and journeys to enchanted lands, including Candy Cane Lane, Egypt, the Rainforest, Jazzland, Russia and the Land of the Kimono Dolls. Little ones will have no trouble following along thanks to the narration by three wisecracking mice: Harvey, Schmink and Buckey. Allen herself appears in this fun holiday musical adventure. Learn More
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- “Devastatingly personal even as it transcends into the universal. Spectacular." --NY Arts
- “Bloom grows and expands into a kind of ecstasy...a rich, constantly changing work.” --The Village Voice
With music by Rufus Wainwright
Featuring the Paulist Choristers of California, children's choir <p>The original music to Bloom, created by acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, was based on poems by Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Acclaimed choreographer Stephen Petronio has created a passionate, hopeful, sensual and celebratory dance to accompany Wainwright's music, a powerful "modern landscape for the senses."</p> <p>With movement blossoming into a kind of ecstasy, Bloom conveys the openness and purity of youth and the bittersweet poignancy of transformation, complimented by Wainwright's lush theatrical score featuring the sounds of a youth choir. The evening also features "Bud Suite," set to a series of songs by Wainwright, and "The Rite Part," based on Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring."</p>