BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
W/ CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
May 1 – 3, 2020
In this program, we tell two stories where the lines of human and animal converge and the line between real and fantasy blur. This two-act evening of dance is sure to surprise and delight viewers of any age.
Venture into a world of magic and enchantment with Bruce Wells’ one act Beauty and the Beast, a tale of unlikely friendships, lively adventures, and the power of true love. A beloved fairytale, Beauty and the Beast features all of the magic, pageantry, and classical dance we come to expect in a story ballet.
Carnival of the Animals, set to the iconic Camille Saint-Saëns music of the same name, is another world premiere piece from Dreamland choreographer Danielle Rowe. Set in a 1960’s home, this ballet portrays a variety of animal caricatures during their family dinner. Rowe is sure to paint us a very inventive and colorful family portrait.