Unleash Your Imagination with Tony Chong

We want you to have the inside scoop, so in the weeks leading up to the 2015 Guelph Dance Festival, the artists will take you behind the scenes and you will hear from the Co-Artistic Directors about their creative vision. You can stretch your boundaries and unleash your imaginations before the Festival even starts! So go ahead, follow your instincts and read on…

This week on the blog, we hear from Tony Chong, who is part of the star-studded line-up for Stage A. Get your tickets for the performance on Friday June 5 at 8pm through the River Run Centre Box Office!

TonyLa Belle au bois dormant and Le Petit Chaperon are stirring in the forest, so it must be spring once again. Lucie Vigneault, Mark Eden-Towle, and myself, along with our enchanting rehearsal director Ami Shulman, are awakening the female beast in this shortened version of Désillusions de l’enchantement (sans Neige Bleue with the amazing Carol Prieur). The world of fairy tales is not always what we think within our modern age of instantaneous satisfaction of Facebook, Instagram, and Tinder. The stories of naïve, innocent young women and gallant princes are to be re-evaluated and questioned, revealing less virtuous truths and underlying desires.  

Photo of Lucie Vigneault by Tony Chong.

We are in the studio finding ourselves weaving in this brew of thick succulent sexual tension so it will be ready for this hot sticky summer. We are immersing ourselves physically and emotionally to dance the layers of psychological taboos that reveal a suppressed societal truth of ourselves. With this gang of incredible talent in the room, we are having a great time challenging the readings of classic children’s fairy tales. We can’t wait to present this trio and duo to you all on June 5, 2015 in Guelph!

Tickets for Stage A, featuring Tony Chong, can be purchased now through the River Run Centre Box Office. Interested in several shows? Purchase a Theatre Pass (3 shows) or Stage Pass (2 shows) and save up to 15%!

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