Grimm Tales

Commissioned by the Butler New Choreography Endowment

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They were meant as cautionary tales, to keep us on the straight and narrow. But many familiar childhood stories started as grim reminders of what happens when naiveté meets wickedness, and the balance between good and evil is in question. In this new, full-length work, made possible through the generous support of the Butler New Choreography Endowment, Artistic Director Stephen Mills delves into the underbelly of some of your favorite fairy tales and shows you the real beauty of the lessons they impart. Inspired by the visual art of Natalie Frank, the world premiere of Grimm Tales will leave you unsettled, unafraid, and undeniably hungry for more.

CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY STEPHEN MILLS
INSPIRED BY THE ARTWORK OF NATALIE FRANK

MUSIC: Graham Reynolds
Graham Reynolds' original score for Grimm Tales is funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts. 

DRAWINGS: Natalie Frank
SCENIC­/­PROP DESIGN: George Tsypin
COSTUME DESIGN: Constance Ho­ffman
LIGHTING DESIGN: Tony Tucci
PROJECTION DESIGN: Howard Werner
STORY: Edward Carey

This production runs approximately 80 minutes without intermission and is recommended for ages 10 and older.

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