Company: Bolero Dance Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
Venue: 27 - Centre Culturel Franco Manitobain
The production itself is a bit stodgy, but there is something magical about castanettes well played.
Cleopatra may provide some of you with a welcome antidote to too many one-man shows.
This one presents a series of flamenco sketches telling the well-known tale of Cleopatra's ill-fated liaison with Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony and implacable Rome.
The music was a beautiful mix of classical and operatic tunes interwoven with Oriental and flamenco themes. For those spoiled by modern dance gymnastic fusion, don't expect
the same visual energy of So You Think You Can Dance?
This show's spectacle comes from a sparse set, elegant costumes, lots of flowing and shimmering fabric and feathers, and precision among the dancers. The production itself is a bit stodgy, but there is something magical about castanets well played.
On a side note, large casts tend to draw many family bums into seats, some of whom are unfamiliar with the "no recording device or camera" rule.
Wait until the end of the show, then educate them.