The season opens with Guy Noir: The Ballet. This delightful murder mystery ballet is inspired by radio personality Garrison Keillor’s fictitious character Guy Noir, Private Eye. It comes to life through a colorful cast of characters and the music of Rich Dworsky of A Prairie Home Companion. Also on the bill is Rib Cage, a collaboration with celebrated soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw.
Run time: 95 minutes with 15 minute intermission.
**There will be haze used during the show**
These Meet the Artists: Post-show Discussions are the ideal opportunity to deepen your live performance experience by engaging with the artists, learning about their process and asking your questions. Meet the Artists: Post-show Discussions will take place in The Goodale Theater (unless otherwise noted) immediately following the performance and will last between 20 and 45 minutes.
Facilitator: Michèle Steinwald (Independent Curator/Writer)
re: Ribcage - James Sewell Ballet’s Ribcage was inspired by a poem of the same name by Anne George Meek, which explores character and depth through the metaphor of the human ribcage. There is a lot of interconnectedness in the choreography for Ribcage, especially the first half, which is reminiscent of flowers and pollination, as well as kaleidoscopes. What images exploring the anatomy of the ribcage jumped out at you?
re: Guy Noir - When writing the story of this episode of Guy Noir with Garrison Keillor, did you (the artists) discuss the role of the anti-hero and how in the end almost every one is a "bad" guy? Did you have an idea about the moral of the story from the beginning of the creation or did it unfold with the movements?