Recently, Washington’s Kennedy Center presented the long-anticipated world premiere of its production Little Dancer. A star-studded creative and performance collaboration, the show is a modern musical rooted in the grand tradition of Broadway’s heyday.
From the moment the curtain goes up and music swells from the twenty-member pit orchestra, Little Dancer captures a swirling world of gorgeous color. Sets, costumes, and music drench each scene in the feel of Belle Epoque Paris. In the decades following the Franco-Prussian War, the city vibrated with creative fervor. Everything moved, and art became a showcase for spontaneity. xxxxx (more…)