10.22.2009

Thoughts from the Cast: The forest is getting deeper

On Monday night, we worked on our celebration in the final scene of "Whitehawk," the tale of an Indian boy who comes to realize his own strength. As we struggled to choreograph a dance for the final scene, we confronted one of the biggest artistic challenges in ReImagined - how to represent the cultural context of the folk tales, while maintaining a unified aesthetic. "Whitehawk" is of American Indian origin - should we make the dance reminiscent of American Indian celebratory dances? If so, in what way? To what degree? Should we sing an American Indian song? Or should we focus more on the archetypal significance of the piece, as a story about a man finding his own strength and coming to the aid of his people? 

We debated and stomped and danced out the question. We are still in the process of wiggling it out.

ReImagined is striving to highlight the archetypal universality of folk tales, while preserving valuable cultural nuances. Now, it is all about finding the right balance.

-Rose duPont

10.19.2009

Tickets Available!

You can now reserve a seat for ReImagined.  Keep in mind that no tickets will be sold at the door; make sure you reserve early before they sell out.  Contact reimagined09@gmail.com to get your ticket.  You won't regret it.

James