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Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:00PM
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It’s been more than a decade since Ballet Preljocaj (pronounced prezh-oh-kahzh) made its UMS debut, but this production of
, created in 2008, will be well worth the wait. Angelin Preljocaj has created a work for all 26 dancers of his company, setting the Grimm brothers’ version of the fairytale to the most beautiful scores of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies for this contemporary ballet. With costumes designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, this production of
is sure to shake up those who have grown up with only the Disney version at their disposal. “I was very keen to tell a story, offer something magical and enchanted,” says Preljocaj. At the same time, he approaches Snow White’s stepmother, the Queen, as the centerpiece of the story, representing the conflict of her own longing to be desirable and seductive while watching her daughter grow up.
is a grown-up retelling of Grimms' fairy tale. Due to brief nudity and mature themes, it is not appropriate for young audiences.
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