'Snow White'

Another doomed mom played a pivotal role in a different classic fairy tale, "Snow White" by Angelin Preljocaj, founder of France's Ballet Preljocaj. This dark yet exuberant production arrived at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in March with aerial maneuvers for the dwarves and Snow's mother soaring in to try and save her, like a female superhero in slow motion. Choreographer Preljocaj, never one to shy from the depths of human depravity, concluded with the blunt and shocking justice of the Grimms: the Queen locked into burning metal shoes, dancing to her death.
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