Cascadia Society and Vancouver Waldorf School Presents: The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces

Event Details

Kay Meek Centre

Performances times are at 11:00am, 1:30pm and 7:30pm and are approximately 1 hour long (7:30pm performance will be about 1½ hrs long).

Tickets are: Children $10 | Seniors and Students $15 | Adults $20

Princes, princesses and dancing shoes make up the theme of this charming fairy tale production. Hidden away in a far-off castle there are 12 princesses, one more beautiful than the other. Their father, the king, makes sure that they are safely tucked away in their beds at night. But in the morning, their shoes have been danced to pieces! How can this be? Come and see how the mystery is solved.

The story and original music are performed in the magical art of eurythmy. Hand bells, lyres and other instruments add to the festive mood, to ring in the Christmas season.

This performance is a collaboration between the coworkers and mixed ability adults of the Cascadia Society, and students of the Vancouver Waldorf School. Now in its ninth year, this unique project is an artistic production that has proven to be an unforgettable experience for all participants.

The fairy tale is presented in eurythmy, an art of movement which makes the words of the story and the accompanying music visible. Eurythmy was inaugurated by Rudolf Steiner over 100 years ago. It is especially suited to fairy tales because the movements and colours stimulate free and lively imaginative pictures in the viewers. It’s always a marvel to see the drawings children make after seeing one of the tales performed in eurythmy.

Music played on hand bells, lyres and other instruments, is composed by Lorna Fortin.

This is the 9th year running of “A Fairy Tale Christmas” and for several years we have performed in conjunction with the grade school & high school students from the Vancouver Waldorf School. Our performances have been very well-received by people of all ages and abilities.

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