Tonight - RWB's World Premiere of "The Doorway - Scenes from Leonard Cohen" ~ May 9
CBC Arts Correspondent and SCENE
Producer Andrea Ratuski attended dress rehearsal,
files this report on the RWB's "Pure
Ballet" and the World Premiere of "The
Doorway - Scenes from Leonard Cohen".
Leonard Cohen's music comes to life at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet
As you'd imagine with the words and music of
Leonard Cohen, there's great range and variety in
the program - so, consider this as being treated to
And, heading into soundcheck at Manitoba's 2305-seat Centennial Concert Hall - here's the view from the sound-board.
Tonight is the opening of "Pure Ballet" - and the World Premiere of "The Doorway - Scenes from Leonard Cohen". This ballet, choreographed by Jorden Morris, invites us to explore the words and music of Leonard Cohen. Allison Crowe performs "Hallelujah" in this piece, and the song is danced by Sophia Lee in performances on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Jo-Ann Gudilin (nee Sundermeier) dances the role on Thursday and Saturday.