Bolero Dance Theatre is pleased to debut Orpheus, a new dance production incorporating flamenco and Spanish dance. Performances are on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th at the Centre Culturel Franco Manitobain, 340 Provencher.
In this original production of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, the audience is invited to follow the doomed pair into the underworld where Orpheus must bargain to rescue his beloved. The original Greek myth has been adapted numerous times for opera, film, and ballet. In the company’s version, Artistic Director Pedro Aurelio draws on the language of Spanish dance to inspire a dramatic retelling of the tale, showcasing the rhythmic footwork of flamenco and lyricism of balletic bolero school dances. The audience can expect the signature elements distinct to Spanish dance, with the visual swirl of fans and shawls grounded by the percussion of castanets.
Orpheus takes place Saturday, May 27th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 2 pm. Tickets are available in advance at www.bolerodancetheatre.ca .