Once upon a time, there was a dark, foreboding forest from which no one ever returned. Until, one day, a fearless huntsman found a mysterious pool in the forest, at the bottom of which lay a wild, red-haired man. To prevent any further mischief, the man was taken to the king’s palace and put into a cage. The king’s son, however, was enticed to release the wild man after his golden ball rolled into the cage. And, as he was afraid to stay behind after what he had done, the boy went into the dark forest with the wild man. The boy must then undergo many adventures before finding his true home.
We invite you to experience this tale through eurythmy—a unique movement art—accompanied by original musical compositions played on hand bells, lyre, cello, and piano. Come join us as we welcome in the Christmas season with this profound fairytale, along with other related pieces.
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 fairytale 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 fairytales 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 collaboration between Lorna Fortin and students of the Vancouver Waldorf Schools.
Shows at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, and 7:30 pm
Tickets: $10 children, $15 seniors and students, $20 adults
Kay Meek Box Office (604) 981-6335 Web: www.kaymeekcentre.com
For group tickets or information please contact the Cascadia Society: (604) 987-3407
or Leslie Fish: firstname.lastname@example.org
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver through the grants programs of North Vancouver Recreation & Culture, and the Eurythmy Association of North America (EANA).