Aerial performers bring ‘Alice’ to the stage

| 03/04/2019
CNS Local Life
(L-R) Angela Alfonso, Michelle Whitney and Michelle Augenstein preview their routine at last month’s Red Sky at Night (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

(CNS Local Life): Local dance studio, Quinntessential Movement, will be hosting Cayman’s first-ever pole and aerial theatre performance, ‘Wonderland’, on 13 April at the Harquail Theatre. The show is based on the story of Alice in Wonderland, with performers, who range in age and experience, using various dance styles.

“It has been amazing to see so many members of our studio family come together to bring this story to life,” studio owner and instructor Quinn McCrimmon said in a press release.

While the studio has put on showcases and performances before, including during CayMas 2018’s street parade, she said this particular show is special. “This is the first time we are narrating a single story using multiple pieces of choreography,” McCrimmon explained, adding, “Alice in Wonderland is such a beautiful, dynamic tale with so many colourful characters that it really was the perfect piece to help us introduce the world of pole and aerial theatre to Cayman.”

The youngest performers have been taking the studio’s aerial kids and youth classes. “It was really important to us to be able to include the children in the show as they work just as hard as the adults do, in their classes,” McCrimmon said. “I am tremendously proud of all the effort and focus they have put into building their routines and combos.”

She also noted that all the performers have been working hard. “No matter if this is their first time on stage or their hundredth time, every performer has really challenged themselves with their routines for ‘Wonderland’.”

McCrimmon stressed that the students are not full-time performers and they have done “a brilliant job” of balancing their training with their other commitments.

“We really look forward to being able to welcome Cayman out to ‘Wonderland’ for this one night only production,” she added.

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