by Anastasia Yurchenko (11 years old)
We saw 26 lettres à danser today.
I loved this show because it wasn’t dull and grey.
Even if the scenes did, the dance style didn’t vary,
It was obviously in pedestrian contemporary!
Costumes, lights, props I loved all their features!
They taught children letters, what amazing teachers!
They blew away my expectations,
And gave me lots of associations
They reminded me of Kids’ TV shows.
Some of their movements looked like dominoes.
They resembled our O.U.K warm-ups and plays
To me, the show even had a sad side, like war and counting prison days.
Heart monitors, Tennis and Family Picnics
Medusa, Scientists and even toothpicks.
Cirque du Soleil and Static TV
The Pixar lamp and New York City.
Shortly, this play brought more than one association.
Come see the show yourself when you’re in town or on vacation!
26 lettres à danser
A Bouge de là production
Conceived, Directed, and Co-Choreographed by Hélène Langevin
February 11-12, 2017
Instructor’s Note from Ekaterina Vetrova of Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Company: “Instead of giving the class lots of theory this time around, I gave them an hour class right before the show which consisted of practical exercises or associations and included verbal, physical movement, rhythm, and acting exercises. The point was to make the students’ imaginations work so that they could start to recognize images and, in response, come up with new associations, images, thoughts, memories, and fantasies provoked by certain words and/or movements in the show. The result was a very engaging and energetic class where all the students participated super actively. Then we watched the show, had a discussion afterwards, and then the students went home and were instructed to write a ‘creative review’ that had to reflect in some way the associations and images that came to their heads while watching the performance. I am very happy with the result and for many of them it is currently their best written critical work so far!”
See more work from the students of O.U.K. Theatre here.