The Weaver’s Tales: of the fearless boy and the loveless girl
Fifth House Ensemble presents The Weaver’s Tales, a unique, multi-media, theatrical adventure that seamlessly weaves together three storylines by combining fairy tales, physical theatre, dance, high fashion, and music. Based on Grimm’s fairytales, The Weaver’s Tales are inspired by music ranging from Beethoven’s classic Septet to music from post-modern composer Elliott Carter.
This first tale weaves together the story of “Snegurotchka – The Snow Maiden” and “The Boy Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was,” and is set to the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams (Piano Quintet, complete), Mason Bates (Red River, complete), David Maslanka (Wind Quintet No. 2, selections) and Mark Fish (Pictures of Miro, selections).
The second tale, “of cinderella and the deviI,” takes place on Tuesday, February 15th, and the third tale, “of debt and the maidens,” on Tuesday, May 3, both also at 7 pm in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center.