Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents Big Bad Wolf and Les Fairies
As part of AT&T Performing Arts Center's Elevator Project, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance celebrates the opening of its fifth anniversary season with two new creations by Founder and Artistic Director Joshua L. Peugh.
Peugh will create a world premiere modern reimagining of the classic ballets blancs "Les Sylphides" titled Les Fairies. With music by Frédéric Chopin arranged and performed live by Meadows School of the Arts Staff Musician Richard Abrahamson, the new creation will feature the brilliant dancers of Dark Circles in a romantic style ballet with a twist.
The second work, titled Big Bad Wolf, is inspired by cautionary tales people worldwide use to frighten naughty children. Influenced by characters described in stories by Heinrich Hoffmann, the Grimm Brothers, and Charles Perrault (among others), the work will be grandly theatrical and will also draw from vaudeville. The work will have an international premiere at Seoul Performing Arts Center (South Korea’s foremost art and culture venue) in conjunction with Korea National Contemporary Dance Company.