UCLA Live Presents the Stephen Petronio Dance Company at Royce Hall
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Though it may be a 'tale as old as time,' Inland Pacific Ballet has found a way to make Beauty and the Beast terrifically new in its dazzling original adaptation of the fabled story. When her father is abducted after picking a rose from the garden of the mysterious Beast, Beauty offers herself in exchange for her parent's safety. Thus begins a journey of love and transformation for both herself and the Beast. Featuring a score of classical masters including Dvorak, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, Beauty and the Beast also features spectacular sets, stunning costumes and amazing theatrical effects. The addition of sublime choreography makes this ballet a feast for the senses, one to be savored long after the lights come up. Learn More
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Interesting show. I suppose my best description would be "Choreographed Chaos."
The performance is choreographed to an orchestral collection of strings, piano, and horns that battle each other as though you asked a composer to define a thunderstorm through music. The dancers then follow suit, dancing with an intentionally mismatching disharmony.
I'm glad I attended the show (and my seats in row D were nice), but besides sensing an overall theme of chaos, I never really connected emotionally to any of the dancers or performances.
The internationally acclaimed Stephen Petronio Dance Company returns to the Royce Hall stage for a powerful installment of its signature collision of movement, fashion and visual arts. Award-winning artistic director and provocative choreographer Stephen Petronio has built a body of work with some of the most talented and compelling artists in the world. Set during a raging storm, I Drink The Air Before Me was created in celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary and boasts a whirlwind of ferocious and turbulent choreography performed to an original score from contemporary American composer Nico Muhly.