Dates: June 2 and 3
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Boulevard
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Retold by Adam Castaneda, FrenetiCore Dance explores the enchanted, yet, dark landscape of Anderson’s tale through imaginative choreography by Rebecca French and guest choreographers Laura Harrell and Heather VonReichbauer. FrenetiCore’s re-imagining is a departure from the story popularized by Disney’s Frozen, and follows Gerta (danced by Tory Pierce) as she journeys through the wintry geography of Scandinavia to find Kai, her twin brother who has been abducted by the elusive Snow Queen. Along the way, she meets a host of fantastic characters (all costumed by Ashley Horn), including a flower witch, a band of merry robbers, the Magic Woman of the North, and a peculiar, but handsome young man named Crow who joins her on her adventure. And in addition to Gerta’s mission to save Kai, the audience witnesses the Snow Queen’s back story and her life before she became the notorious and feared figure of winter. What makes a woman evil? And what makes her good? FrenetiCore’s production mines the complicated psychology behind one of Anderson’s most enduring stories for a dance work especially made for children and children-at-heart.
FrenetiCore Dance is also excited to have two guest companies join them on stage as show openers. For the Frenetic Theater performances, Holding Space Dance Collective will present an excerpt from its upcoming full-length work, Light Bearer; and for the Sugar Land Tour SonKiss’d Dance Theater will present sections of its Memorial Day Weekend show, Urbanity.
The touring portion of the encore of FrenetiCore Dance’s The Snow Queen is funded in part by the Houston Arts Alliance’s Touring + Neighborhood Grant program.
Brenda Baez, Adam Castaneda, Dorianne Castillo, Rebecca French, Carlos Guzman, Holly Moran, Tory Pierce, Eric Williams, Brendan Winkfield