Sample Program

Appropriate for audiences of all ages, programs are carefully designed to suit the specific needs of each performing venue. Performances may include the following pieces:

PROLOGUE - A montage of favorite mimes, dances, tricks, and illusions.

- A native hunter encounters several animals before meeting the tiger. Music: Brent Lewis, "Earth Tribe Rhythms"

SILENT MOVIE HEROINE - Mime/dance starring a heroine, a villian, an unforgiving father and, of course, a hero. Music: Charles Auguste de Beriot, "Scene de Ballet"

THE BABYSITTER - The title of this sketch speaks for itself.

THE OL' GUNSLINGER - An old cowboy remembers the good old days.
Music: Jean-Louis Noton plays Ennio Morricone's "Once Upon a Time in the West"

BASEBALL - Karen's version of Tony Montanaro's famous mime. Karen plays all the parts.

BIG CITY RHYTHMS - Collage in mime and dance of characters, tempos and situations in a big city. Music: Caetano Veloso, "Doideca"

SOCCER - A slide-show of a zany soccer game. Ms. Montanaro is joined by a volunteer from the theater, school or community.

CALL TO ARMS - A movement-study of war en pointe. For adult & family concerts only.
Music: Rene Aubry, "Sirtaki A Helsinki"

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY VARIATION from "The Nutcracker." Classical ballet variation.
Choreography: Traditional. Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

NOVANTICA - A dance innovation combining ballet and belly dance, pointe shoes and finger cymbals. For adult and family concerts only. Music: Radio Tarifa, "Manana"

THE STAGE MOTHER - An ambitious mother takes her young daughter to an audition.

DANCING WOMAN - Modern dance choreographed by Clay Taliaferro, former principal dancer with Jose Limon Dance Company and current head of the dance department at Duke University. Coached by Carol Warner. Music: Johannes Brahms

THE OLD BALLET MISTRESS - An old ballet mistress gives some young dancers a lesson in artistry.

THE VACUUM - A lonely, isolated old woman receives a visit from the vacuum cleaner salesman.

ANGEL - A mime/dance depicting the relationship between the human and the divine.
Choreography: Louis Gervais Music: Sarah McLaughlin

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