Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
A new ballet production of Wuthering Heights opens today in Charlotte, NC:
Charlotte Ballet presents
Wuthering Heights
Choreography and Direction by Sasha Janes
Costume Design by Sasha and Jennifer Janes
April 27-29, 2017 | Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë’s literary masterpiece, is a passionate story of love and revenge boldly adapted into a ballet by Associate Artistic Director Sasha Janes. Called “king of the pas de deux,” Sasha has a reputation for creating ballets that leave the audience as breathless as the dancers. Wuthering Heights tells the story of the unfortunate lovers Heathcliff and Catherine who, despite a deep affection for one another, are forced to live apart by circumstance and prejudice. With Sasha’s intricate choreography and unique storytelling style, he’ll transport you to the 1700s. Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s final season comes to an end similar to where he began. Wuthering Heights opens with a performance of contemporary choreographer Alonzo King’s MAP, the first ballet Jean-Pierre commissioned for the company 20 years ago.
On the Charlotte Ballet website you can find more information, an interview with Chelsea Dumas (Catherine in this production), costume sketches...

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