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Odysseys’ GISELLE: Half Romantic Comedy; Half Amazing

March 21, 2009

Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “Giselle” – a modern love story.

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Derryl Yeagar and his dance company are professionals at luring audiences into their world with subtle comedy and then knocking them out with their ability to wow the audience with their movements.

Giselle (Veronica Yeagar) is a slightly disheveled waitress at “Starschmucks” (the subtle comedy) when a movie star (Matt Dorame) and his handler happen to dive into the coffee shop to avoid those pesky paparazzi – let the love story begin.

Act I brims with riotous laughs, which has come to be expected at the ODT.  Early in the act, zombie-esque coffee customers enter the coffee shop for their morning ritual shot of caffeine; the customer’s transition from lucid zombies to spazzy, ADD, speed-freaks is witty and charming

Anyone who has ever been to a gym can appreciate their take on gym stereotypes; the over-the-top step class teacher and the cocky, ever-posing personal trainers do a remarkable portrayal of the gyms most hated personnel.

Act II, is a complete contrast to the first, the play transitions from a satire of everyday life to a, beautifully designed, eerie forest where extraordinary dancers hypnotize the crowd with intense and flawless movements. Odyssey displays why they are Utah’s premiere Dance Company.  The first act was hilarious! The second Act was heart-pounding! “Giselle” … was AMAZING!!!

Giselle – a modern love story
Kingsbury Hall; March 20, 23, 26, 28 at 8 p.m.

Also showing:

Dancescapes – an evening in eclecticity
March 21, 25 at 8 p.m., March 28 at 2 p.m.

The Can Can Club – a magical evening.
March 24, 27 at 8 p.m., March 21 at 2.pm

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