NEW JERSEY: 10 HAIRY LEGS presents "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
10 Hairy Legs / Randy James
10 HAIRY LEGS
Randy James’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College
Main Stage Series
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm
School-Time Show Monday, November 21 at 10:00 am
Highland Park, New Jersey --- A pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Treat is in store for the whole family when Randy James’ all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, and invited female guest artists will dance James’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College on Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm for public audiences and again on Monday, November 21 at 10:00 am for school groups. Tickets for the November 20 show are $20 and $30, and $7.00 for students on November 21. Tickets: RVCCArts Online.
C. S Lewis’ beloved and magical novel comes to life through dance. The classic story, set in the fictitious Narnia, features Lewis’ characters – the heroine Lucy and her brother Edmund, The White Witch, The Wolf, Nymphs, Giants and of course Aslan The Lion. The dance is set to a score comprised of works of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including his renowned Davidde Penitente. Scenic Design and Lighting are by John Lasiter and Costumes by Abraham Cruz. The work was underwritten in part by a Major Grant from The Hyde & Watson Foundation.
Following its World Premiere in January 2016, Robert Johnson wrote of James’ take: “…gives viewers the chance to embroider the script on their own, making the experience of watching (the) dance both personal and profound.”
Featured dancer Monica Gonzalez, a New Jersey native who portrays Lucy, stated, “I saw Randy James' original The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when I was eight years old. When I was younger, seeing performances like this were hugely inspiring to me. The artistic qualities of professional dancers seemed like greater-than-life feats, and would spur me to work harder than ever in my next dance class. To perform the role of Lucy now feels incredible! I have the opportunity to invigorate others, the way I once was.” James created a version of the work in 1998 for his former company, Randy James Dance Works.
Presented in one act, this inter-generational dance performance is suitable for families and children ages 4 and older. Large print programs available upon request by contacting email@example.com no less than one week in advance of the show. The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College is a barrier-free facility. Study Guides for Classroom Teachers are available to be downloaded 10HL Study Guide.
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