Bal­let The­atre presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Arts & Entertainment -

BOWIE — “Beauty and the Beast” pre­mieres at the Bowie Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts on Sun­day, April 8, with one per­for­mance only at 2 p.m.

Ex­pe­ri­ence the magic, the metaphor, the sym­bol­ism, the hu­mor and the ro­mance, when the Bal­let The­atre of Mary­land in part­ner­ship with the Bowie Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts present the haunt­ingly, trans­for­ma­tive retelling of the classic fairy­tale: Beauty and the Beast.

“Beauty and the Beast has been my fa­vorite fairy­tale since I was a child,” said Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Dianna Cu­atto. “I loved her pas­sion for read­ing and learn­ing as well as her ca­pac­ity for love and em­pa­thy; I also liked that she val­ued the in­ner beauty over the ex­te­rior, so I wanted to por­tray that through the emo­tions of dance, and I set out to do just that.”

Sarah Gil­liam stars as the in­domitable Beauty, who cap­tures the in­ner beauty and in­tel­li­gence of her char­ac­ter with self­less aban­don. Enter an en­chanted cas­tle where Beauty dis­cov­ers that noth­ing is what it seems; help her tame a Beast through the power of love; and be­come a part of the magic that un­rav­els the hideous spell keep­ing the Beast cap­tive. Stephaen Hood mas­ter­fully por­trays the Beast with a pathos, sen­si­tiv­ity and pas­sion­ate in­ten­sity that will melt your heart. Be­come a part of their story as they leap from the page to the stage through the powerful lan­guage of dance.

For tick­ets and in­for­ma­tion, go to www.bal­let­mary­land. org or call 410-263-8289.

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