Christopher Fleming’s Myth and the Madness of Edgar Allan PoeFeb 14th, 2012 | By Steven Weisz | Category: For Immediate Release
Christopher Fleming’s Myth and the Madness of Edgar Allan Poe depicts an abstract re-telling of the life of Edgar Allan Poe and his dissension into madness. A short painful life reared by the heavy hands of desertion and death. Abandoned by his father and disowned by his foster father, Edgar Allan Poe retreated to the women in his life to find emotional stability and comfort, but it was not to be. Disease was common, and seemingly all who held Poe’s adoration and chance at emotional salvation, all succumb fatal epidemics.
Without these demons, crushing poverty, and his own haunting discontentment, one can scarcely imagine that the depths of Poe’s dark genius and macabre visions would have ever seen the light of day. But now for the first time, in more than just prose and poetry on a page, the lifework and spirit of Edgar Allan Poe are transporting someplace new…the ballet stage. While the uniting of the written word and the movement of ballet is nothing new, renowned ballet choreographer Christopher Fleming has created a new ballet that will take word and dance into an eerie and mysterious direction and onto the stage.
About Ballet Fleming
The goal of Ballet Fleming is to inspire, engage, entertain and educate the public through the works of its Artistic Director, Christopher Fleming. Established in 2010, the company is guided by this purpose in its performances, teaching, outreach activities and commitment to the community. In creating works by choreographer, writer and director Christopher Fleming, we will explore innovative approaches to storytelling, musical theatre and symphonic expositions. By drawing upon the emotional and artistic aspirations of movement, music and drama to bring that to life, we produce dance that is visually striking, innately musical and inherent to the human condition and our deepest of realms of expression.
Ballet Fleming The Myth and The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe
Friday March 9th at 8PM
Saturday March 10th at 2PM & 7PM
Mandell Theatre, Drexel Campus, Philadelphia, PA
Info: 215-454-2858 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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***Photo Credit: Brian Mengini