Friday, June 21, 2013

Michigan Tech News: Performers spread their wings on stage

By Travis Gendron, student intern
Posted June 20, 2013, on Michigan Tech News
Reprinted in part with permission

The cast and crew of Beautiful have to work closely together in flying productions. (Photo courtesy Michigan Technological University)

HOUGHTON -- What happens when you put engineers, flying dancers and silk together on a stage? You get a whole new -- and beautiful -- kind of theatrical production. Beautiful, running June 19 - 21 at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, combines aerial and flying dance routines with a more traditional theatrical production.

The show is the culmination of the Beautiful Intensive, a three-week traveling workshop that trains performers in dance, aerial dance and flying. Beginning with a production in southern Florida that received rave reviews, the Intensive was created to further develop the show.

Performers from across the country auditioned. The best then traveled to Michigan Tech to receive training and to put on the show.

Beautiful tells the story of how the butterfly grew her wings -- both literally and metaphorically. Since the show does not contain dialogue, the performance relies on movement, music and sound effects to tell its story....

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Editor's Note: One more performance of Beautiful will be given at 7:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Friday, June 21. Click here for more information, including ticket availability.

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