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Neos Dance Theatre: Robert Wesner, artistic director

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Neos Dance Theatre and The University of Akron are partnering to present a magically modern version of Snow White and the Magic Mirror: A Grimm Tale on Saturday, April 19.

Snow White and the Magic Mirror: A Grimm Tale
Saturday, April 19
2:00pm and 8:00pm
University of Akron
EJ Thomas Hall
198 Hill St.
Akron, OH 44325

Who’s the fairest in the land? Innocent beauty or wicked jealousy? This magically modern version of the beloved fairy tale features exquisitely costumed dancers, live music and animated visual effects.

Robert Wesner, the artistic director and co-founder of Neos Dance Theatre, choreographed this full-length work for Neos and a cast of 36 students from The University of Akron’s Dance Program and Dance Institute.  Appealing to all ages, the production also features musicians from the UA School of Music and throughout the area.

Stow native and Neos dancer Jennifer Safonovs is Snow White. Ashland resident Brooke Wesner, co-founder of Neos, is the Wicked Stepmother. Ethan Michael Lee of North Canton is dancing the role of the Huntsman and Alec Guthrie of Palo Alto, California, has the role of Snow White’s Love. Neos dancers Erin Buck, Katie Edmonds, Mary-Elizabeth Fenn, Juliana Freude, Theresa Holland, and Anna Trumbo are cast as the Woodland Fairies. The Mirror design and multi-media effects are by Andy Gardner and Lindsay Mulhollen.

Snow White and the Magic Mirror, A Grimm Tale is presented with support from Dominion, Hire Family Foundation, The Findlay Arts Partnership, the UA School of Music’s Kulas Concert Series, UA’s EJ Thomas Hall, and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund for Dance in Summit County, a fund of Akron Community Foundation.

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