Winthrop Corey's Snow White: Rehearsal and Discussion

Dates: April 1, 2022

Meets: F from 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM

Location: Montana Ballet Company

OLLI Member: $10.00

Good and evil, magic and comedy. Join the Montana Ballet Company (MBC) artists in the studio as they recapture their performance of Winthrop Corey's Snow White. Corey's innovative interpretation of this classic first premiered in 2013 to critical acclaim, and in 2016 MBC performed its Bozeman premier to delighted audiences. MBC is thrilled to perform Snow White again this February. With guests having already seen the show on-stage, MBC artistic staff will lead company dancers through a special post-show working rehearsal, providing viewers an up-close and personal glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes and how MBC brought this famous fairytale to life.

After the rehearsal, staff will lead a discussion about the overarching themes so common in many of our "fairy tales," including Snow White, such as patriarchy, misogyny, youth, and the role of women in society. We will discuss what role we, the community, play in perpetuating these constructs and what responsibility, if any, we have to the young women we teach?

MBC will perform Snow White on Saturday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m. at the Willson Auditorium.

P&P's are a collaborative program offered to OLLI at MSU and MSU Retiree Association members.

Advance registration is required.

Apply for a needs-based scholarship to take this offering.

Fee:   $10.00

Montana Ballet Company

2304 N 7th Ave Suite C-3, Bozeman, MT 59715

Elizabeth DeFanti

Elizabeth DeFanti is the Artistic Executive Director of the Montana Ballet Company (MBC). Ms. DeFanti joined MBC in 2009 and has spent the last ten years directing, choreographing, and teaching. She has also established educational outreach, philanthropy, health and wellness programs, and more. Before joining MBC, Ms. DeFanti served as the Interim Artistic Director for Festival Ballet in Providence, Rhode Island. At Rhode Island College's Dance Department, she directed the Dance Center and School of Festival Ballet and taught extensively as an adjunct faculty member specializing in ballet technique. Ms. DeFanti danced professionally for the Festival Ballet of Rhode Island where she was noted for her principal roles in "The Nutcracker," "Cinderella," "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Eaters of Darkness."


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