ACT in association with the Avilion Entertainers present a dance drama version of the classic Nutcracker story for Christmas. Rehearsals are well under way for this well-loved tale of Marie, a young girl, who breaks the spell of the Nutcracker and visits the Kingdom of Sweet Dreams. In addition, this version, drawing on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman, reveals how the Nutcracker was first enchanted by a vengeful Lady Mouserings. Four choreographers, Nena Blackheart, Kat, Kalia, and Moon Aerandir, bring the story to life through movement and dance under the direction of Bajoy and Scout. All the magic of the traditional story–and then some–will be found in this new production crafted by Bajoy for the Avilion stage.
On Sunday, October 8th, Moon Aerandir broke new ground in ACT with his innovative work, ‘The Pearl and the Olive Tree..’ This form of storytelling theatre involves a narrator sharing a story in character as the actors enact parts of it on the stage. Padstow Jack’s early life came to life as the dramatic events of his quest to win the woman he loved unfolded by means of Pipit Peacedream’s effective interpretation of Moon’s tale. The cast were: Padstow Jack as himself; Pipit Peacedream as Rosie, his childhood friend; Maat as his wife, and Bardy and Layne as ships crew. A rousing Shanty party followed this story theatre presentation with captivating tunes to keep the audience, many of whom were dressed as pirates, entertained and dancing many a merry jig. This event was a jointly sponsored by ACT and the Avilion Bards.
Catch the Merballet Company in their guest performance at The Phoenix Theatre on Saturday, October 8th. “Breath of Life” by Florence and the Machine. The matinee show starts at 2pm.
Dancers are: Scout Zsun, Makalii Rhiadra, JP Damien, Vee Tammas, Theta Marseille, Fafnir Kiranov and Gracelen.
Choreographed and directed by Theta Marseille