Timeless Storytelling, Live at Oak Park: Magical Firebird
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The last date listed for Firebird: A Story Experience was Wednesday August 15, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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- $83.00 - $155.00
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- $41.50 - $77.50
Known as "the company of firsts," Joffrey Ballet was the first dance company to perform at the White House, the first to appear on television, the first to appear on the cover of Time magazine and the first to have a major motion picture based on them (Robert Altman's The Company). Experience this must-see dance company's innovative dance work live as they present Stories in Motion, a trio of works from three exciting contemporary choreographers. Works include Balanchine's Prodigal Son, based on the biblical tale of sin and redemption from one of the greatest choreographers of all time. Antony Tudor's masterpiece Lilac Garden explores the conflicting emotions of a young woman who's trapped by the strictures of Edwardian culture and forced to give up the young man she loves. Stories in Motion also features the Joffrey premiere of RAkU, in which Ukranian-born choreographer Yuri Possokhov uses the burning of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto as the point of departure for a story of love, treachery, separation and tragedy. Learn More
The Firebird: A Story Experience – An epic tale of loss, loyalty, wisdom and wonder.
Written by and starring Megan Wells
Directed by Jessie Affelder
Original Music and Sound, Jeff Teppema
In 1990, Megan attended the National Storytelling Festival and encountered the art of Storytelling. Megan began “telling” her own words, thriving on the immediacy and intimacy of the teller/audience relationship. She told at festivals, schools, libraries, corporations, museums, historical societies, clubs and coffeehouses, homes and weddings, as well as on the radio. Megan explored the many genres of storytelling; personal stories, ghost stories, fairy and folk tale, history, legend and myth, myth, myth.
Each story event is approached as a unique encounter between the producing organization, the venue, and the audience. Megan pulls from her repertoire and/or creates story programs to fit the needs and/or theme of the event. Ever attentive to the whisperings of Soul and Myth, Megan’s stories are always filled with heart opening humor and psychological insight. Megan’s devotion is two-fold: craft stories to their deepest creative potential; tell stories in a loving way to people who need them.