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Dada Masilo Brings a Contemporary Reimagining of the Classic Ballet Giselle to the Quick Center

originally published: 03/28/2018

Dada Masilo Brings a Contemporary Reimagining of the Classic Ballet Giselle to the Quick Center(FAIRFIELD, CT) -- After receiving critical acclaim for her previous reinterpretations of great classics including Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, and Swan Lake, choreographer Dada Masilo has set her sights on another classic: Giselle. The story of a peasant girl’s experience of love and betrayal, Masilo’s latest feminist revision is a bold theatrical performance that comes to the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on Wednesday, April 18.

Featuring her signature choreographic style, which combines classical ballet and contemporary dance with traditional African dance, Masilo's Giselleis empowering and truly distinct from romantic, traditional performances of the ballet. By setting her interpretation in rural South Africa and infusing it with African rituals and ceremonies, Masilo is able to further highlight the tale's themes of heartbreak, grief, anger, and revenge. Featuring a cast of 12 dancers, Masilo's Giselle is set to an original score by South African composer Philip Miller, which complements Adolphe Adam's original music.

This year the Quick Center is offering the unique opportunity for a double dose of Giselle: the traditional ballet will first be performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet on April 6, and Dada Masilo’s contemporary reinterpretation will take the stage on April 18. Tickets for both performances can be purchased together for the single price of $85 (Section A only – call the Box Office for this special offer). This performance is sponsored by Bridgeport Holiday Inn and Moffly Media.

Dada Masilo and her company, The Dance Factory, will perform Giselle on Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Tickets are $45, 35 | $27 for Quick Members. For more information about the performance or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or call toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Fairfield University is a modern Jesuit Catholic university rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe are pursuing degrees in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. The University is located on a stunning 200-acre campus on the scenic Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.


 







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Sunday, Oct 21, 2018


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Jazz Guitarist Abe Ovadia @ Englewood Public Library, Englewood - 7:00pm

Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia and Max Hansen Buffet @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 11:00am

Dryden Ensemble: Bach Cantata Fest @ Miller Chapel (Princeton), Princeton - 3:00pm

Suzzanne Douglas @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm


THEATRE

The Ghost Princess @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 2:00pm

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

CDC Theatre presents A Few Good Men @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm

Wait Until Dark @ Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough - 8:00pm

World Premier of, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, A Horror of a Play @ Forum Theatre (Metuchen), Metuchen - 3:00pm

The Color Purple @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

Almost, Maine @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 2:00pm

Black Tom Island @ The 1882 Carriage House, Liberty Hall Museum, Union - 3:00pm

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DANCE

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FILM

A conversation with John Cusack Following a screening of Say Anything @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 7:00pm


KIDS

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POETRY

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 9:00am


MISC

HAUNTED ILLUSIONS LIVE @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 3:00pm

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