peter and the wolf
premiere: October 23-26, 2014; ODC Theater, San Francisco
Dancers and jazz musicians come together to tell the provocative story of a young innocent who ventures into the forest and meets a wolf. Peter and the Wolf is an evening length dance work inspired by Sergei Prokofiev's beloved score. With choreography by Megan and Shannon Kurashige set to a new score led by trumpet player Theo Padouvas, this production abandons the tradition of staid accompanists sitting at the edge of the stage. The musicians move, portray characters, and explore a very human aspect of movement alongside the dancers' own physically extravagant language.
Performance photography by Benjamin Hersh.
Dancers: Marissa Brown, Katharine Hawthorne, Megan Kurashige, Shannon Kurashige, Carson Stein
Musicians: Max Judelson (cello), Joshua Marshall (saxophone), Theo Padouvas (cornet), Aram Shelton (clarinet)
Lighting: Stephanie Buchner
Costumes: Emily Kurashige
Scenery & Props: Mika Hamamura, Jason Kurashige
For their invaluble support of the creation of Peter and the Wolf, we gratefully thank the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Lighting Artists in Dance Award (a program of Dancers' Group), ODC Theater and the Rainin Opportunity Fund, and generous individual donors.