Avilion Arts Festival Performances by ACT and the Fandangos

The Avilion Arts Festival, that runs from September 16th through the 18th, will feature four ACT productions and a new Fandangos show.

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Encore Productions include:

’Dance-a-long’ that is an audience-participation show designed by Bajoy tracing the development of popular dance;

’Missing Pieces’ by Villede Carter that features his original poetry accompanied by songs and dances; and

‘The Unicorn Tapestries’ created by Bajoy that recounts the story of ‘The Lady and the Unicorn’ tapestries now hanging in the Cluny Museum in Paris.

New Productions

ACT also features the premiere of Moon Aerandir’s new theatre work, ‘The Strange but Fortunate Tale of Padstow Jack’ that weaves a poignant yet hopeful story from a mermaid’s monologue and toe-tapping folk tunes.

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The Fandangos, led by choreographer Moon Aerandir, present a thought-provoking new work, entitled, ‘Circus of Dreams.’ If it were literature it would be
‘mystical realism,’ if it were an art work you might associate it with surrealism or even Da Da, if it were a theatre piece it might bring to mind ‘commedia ‘dell arte’ or even ‘ theatre of the absurd.’ In short, this innovative dance work defies definition, but is a feast for the eyes with choreography that delights, costumes that enchant, and tunes that leave you wanting more from this energetic new Avilion dance company.

Schedule for ACT and Fandangos events:
‘Missing Pieces’
Friday, September 16th at 3:30 p.m.
(ACT Main Stage)

‘Dance-a-long’
Saturday, September 17th at 11 am
(ACT Lower Stage)

‘The Strange but Fortunate Tale of Padstow Jack’
Saturday, September 17th at 1 pm
(ACT above Upper Stage)

‘Circus of Dreams’
Sunday, September 18th, 12 noon
(ACT Lower Stage)

‘The Unicorn Tapestries’
Sunday, September 18th, 12:30 p.m. (following the Fandangos performance)
(ACT Lower Stage)
We hope you can attend these performances and all the other art events scheduled for the Festival.

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The Fandangos present The Circus of Dreams at Avilion Arts Festival in September

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When Toulouse Lautrec tried to paint them he woke each morning to find his canvas was blank. Hardly surprising, given the nature of the Circus of Dreams. They are restless and always move on.

You may ask why is there a door that seems to lead nowhere.

Even the Master of Ceremonies wonders about that from time to time and the fact that he can’t discover the answer is beginning to irritate him, just a little, after 150 years.

The dancers don’t let it bother them much, though it sometimes confuses their entrances and exits to and from the stage.

But the show must go on! – or at least they all presume that it must – so they perform every night whether there is an audience or not. If the whole thing ends in chaos who cares.

They dance! And that’s what REALLY matters.

The Fandangos Take Wing!

The Fandangos, Avilion’s newest dance troupe, is already making its mark.  Their first gypsy-celtic performance was at Second Life’s 13th Birthday celebrations (SL13B).

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The enthusiastic dancers made their debut appearance at Avilion on Saturday, July 16th, with a disco/funk/house set.  The dancing, encompassing over 100 dance moves, was designed by choreographer, Moon Aerandir.

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The Fandangos will perform again during Avilion Arts Week,  but no doubt there is a surprise in store before then!