Secret Experiments in Ballet #5: The Godmothers takes its inspiration from the fairy godmother solos from the classical ballet Sleeping Beauty. Exploring “fairy godmother” imagery from ballet tradition and folk and fairy tales, Stein brings to the stage unique, dynamic solos for six riveting women whose dance backgrounds include ballet, West African, hip-hop and modern dance. The dances freshly illuminate the gifts of the fairy godmothers – honesty, wit, passion, generosity, joy or wisdom – and each dancer brings personal magic to their performance, brightly costumed by designer Amanda Lee Franck. Michael Caskey’s original music subtly references the original score while involving a broad range of musical styles and textures.
Secret Experiments in Ballet #5: The Godmothers
Modern / Contemporary