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Author:  Azlan [ Sat Dec 01, 2001 7:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Dancing Wheels' "The Snowman"

Image<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Dancing Wheels' charming 'Snowman' melts hearts of viewers<P>Wilma Salisbury, Cleveland Plain Dealer<P>Dancing Wheels' production of "The Snowman" officially opens tonight for a nine-performance run at the Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus Theatre. But the company's charming holiday show has already passed a tough test: In the first of 10 student matinees, the miniature story ballet not only held the attention of schoolchildren, but also sparked their curiosity.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.cleveland.com/artsandevents/plaindealer/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/entertainment/100720263851786.xml target=_blank>More</a><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited December 01, 2001).]

Author:  kurinuku [ Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dancing Wheels' "The Snowman"

Quote:
'Snowman' sparkles this holiday despite reduced cast, finances

By WILMA SALISBURY
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Dancing Wheels' production of "The Snowman" is as unpredictable as Cleveland's winter weather. Choreographed three years ago by then-artistic director Sabatino Verlezza, the charming story ballet is revised annually to fit the skills and scope of the ensemble of dancers with and without disabilities.

The original version was sensitively adapted from Raymond Briggs' beloved children's book about a little boy who takes a fantasy journey with a snowman. The production was subsequently expanded with a celebratory scene choreographed by Barbara Allegra Verlezza for students from the company's community dance classes.
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