Press release from the Fort Wayne Dance Collective:
Original story-dance concert “The King’s Curse” showcases FWDC dance students
Fort Wayne Dance Collective is proud to present “The King’s Curse,” an original story-dance concert, performed by local students, ranging in age from 3 years old to adult. The concert is happening Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under. For tickets, call (260) 424-6574 or email.
In the story, the King and the Queen hold a grand ball, and send out invitation by carrier pigeons. The pigeon heading to deliver one to Madam Thorndye, the local pharmacist and sorceress gets lost. The invitation is never delivered. Angry and vengeful, she puts a curse on the King.
The curse plagues the King with four demons: Guilt, Fear, Blame and Grudge. Over the hour-long concert, the King must learn to deal with these demons, and win back the friends and family he alienates.
“The King’s Curse” features local theatre stalwarts Reuben Albaugh and Gloria Minnich as the King and Queen, and local artist Cheryl Spieth-Gardiner as Madame Thorndye. A whole host of other dancers play parts in the story as well, including local belly dancers led by Jordana bint Zweena, and students in FWDC’s adult modern and ballet classes. The biggest hit of the concert is always the 3-year old Creative Movement students, who play the Teardrops. There will be a unique dance adapted from the ancient Chinese movement form T’ai Chi, created and choreographed by FWDC Artistic Director Liz Monnier, as well as a special appearance by the FWDC adult creative movement class at Bi-County Services, as they play the Council of the Wicked.