This widely known tale invokes new insights with a dramatic retelling. Thierry Malandain’s Beauty and the Beast delves into the symbolism and lessons of the fairytale. It moves beyond the simple love story of two people opposed in every way.
Malandain views ballet as an aesthetic movement, giving priority to the dancing body. This celebration of sensuality and humanity gives voice to a powerful new version of this classic story. The work explores exclusion, difference, and respect while taking the audience on a sensory journey. The movement examines beauty/ugliness, masculine/feminine, and light/dark. It’s a story that questions sin, virtue, and the very basis of our society.
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Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.