The OWLAG Dance Company performed a Black and White original dance work called ‘Fractured Fairytales’ on the 4th and 5th of May to a packed OWLAG theatre. The unusual use of Black and White created a strange dreamscape that colour never could. It was directed by Ms. Lucia Cunningham who crafted the pieces choreographed by various teachers into a holistic piece. The standing ovations spoke volumes for the level of performance one can expect from this very talented group of dancers.
‘Fractured Fairytales’ is a production based on Fairy tales. It portrays what happens in a world were good and evil are not abstract concepts and in which no magic could save one unless one had the wit, heart and courage to use it widely. Imagine every fairy-tale villainess you've ever heard of: the wicked witches, the evil queens and the mad enchantresses. Imagine the alluring sirens, the hungry ogresses and the savage she-beasts. Imagine them, and then, imagine that somewhere, sometime, they've all been real. Only then will you have a sense of the energy, passion and excitement presented by the OWLAG dancers to two hugely appreciative audiences.
In true OWLAG fashion, guests at the performances were asked to donate to one of our charities (The Girlup ‘Keep a Girl In School Campaign’ and OWLAG Cares). The OWLAG community is proud to acknowledge the whole-hearted generosity and kindness of our audiences. Thank you for caring about those who need care – and giving from the bottoms of your hearts. Special guests at the performances included The American Society of South Africa, Henley residents and representatives of the dance industry: Art of Motion and Dirk Badenhorst.