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joelmarquez

Midsummer Night's Dream Ballet

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I got to see the Meh-tropolis Dance Theater company put on their production of Midsummer Night's Dream last weekend, and I was quite pleased, charmed, thrilled, and astonished by it.

Imagine... the chutzpah of turning a Shakespeare play into a dance presentation completely devoid of Shakespeare's dialogue.

But the story was ably told by dance movement and pantomine. It was like watching a silent movie.

I saw their modern version of Giselle last year where they used pop music in a contemporary context and I loved it so much that I was worried their classical music driven Midsummer wouldn't be as energetic, but I was wrong.

If you're in the LA area, check it out. They're running for two more weekends.

http://www.mehtropolis.com.

Also, here's an LA Times review:

http://tinyurl.com/9tucr

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