Class Acts - A Tribute to Hollywood Musicals

 

 

 

Calgary: MAY 1-may 3, 2014
Edmonton: MAY 9-10, 2014

 

CLASS ACTS - A Tribute to Hollywood Musicals will pay tribute to the magical era of Hollywood musicals from the 1930s and 1940s, featuring the legendary recordings of some of the greatest artists of all time, including Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Nat 'King' Cole, and Chet Baker. Travel back to Hollywood's golden age and be dazzled by the fantastical world of iconic Hollywood musicals as we follow a maverick movie director while he films a series of breathtaking and glamorous dance sequences. These dynamic and upbeat dance creations will feature large Hollywood inspired ensemble numbers, powerful solos, and romantic duets, all reminiscent of the great triumphs of the silver screen.

 

Choreography: Jean Grand Maître /
Costume Designer: Anne-Séguin Poirier /
Lighting Designer: Pierre Lavoie /
Set Designer: Scott Reid /
Video Installation: Adam Larsen /
Sound Design, Additional Music: Dewi Wood /

"I have always wanted to create a ballet that would be a tribute to the great Hollywood musicals of the past. I have the greatest respect and admiration for the dancers and the choreographers of that era. With this tribute I’m finally having the opportunity pay homage to their innovative brilliance.

-Jean Grand-Maître

 

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