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Twyla Tharp's
The Princess & The Goblin

Canadian Premiere
October 17-21, 2012
Centennial Concert Hall

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Transformative and Inspiring New Work by Ballet Icon

"Enchanting and funny" - The New York Times
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"INTRIGUING & MOVING" - The Wall Street Journal
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Conceived, Directed & Choreographed by: Twyla Tharp
Music: Franz Schubert
Arranged & Orchestrated by: Richard Burke
Original Music: Richard Burke
Costume Design: Anne Armit
Lighting Design: Donald Holder
Associate Lighting Design: Jeanne Koenig
Assistant Lighting Design: Davida Tkach
Scenic Design: Caleb Levengood
Rehearsal Directors/Assistants to the Choreographer:
Sarah Hillmer, John Selya
International Co-Production with: Atlanta Ballet
Live with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Length: 82 minutes - no intermission 

Over her long and illustrious career, Twyla Tharp has brought ballet into the popular imagination the world over and her work has irrevocably changed the face of modern dance. Tharp's defining new ballet, adapted from a fairy tale by Victorian fantasy novelist George MacDonald, follows young Princess Irene on a courageous quest as she discovers the town's children being kidnapped by the Goblin. Guided by her Great-Great-Grandmother, the heroine succeeds in rescuing the children against the odds in a transformative and inspiring story of humility and forgiveness.
Tony and Emmy Award-winning Twyla Tharp has choreographed more than 135 dances, five Hollywood movies, directed and choreographed four Broadway shows and written three books. Tharp has collaborated with with director Milos Forman on Hair, Ragtime and Amadeus, with Taylor Hackford on White Nights and with James Brooks on I’ll Do Anything, and she co-directed the award-winning TV special Baryshnikov by Tharp. Performed by companies around the world, her dances are known for wit, technical precision and a streetwise nonchalance.

The creation of Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & The Goblin was made possible through the generous support of the following Production Investors:

The Asper Family in Memory of Babs Asper | Susan Glass, C.M. and Arni Thorsteinson | Dr. Robert Ross and Angela B. Ross | Merry L. and Chris M. Carlos in Memory of Mrs. Thalia N. Carlos | Patti Eloise Wallace | Anonymous | The Rich Foundation

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