Larry's Look | 'Peter Pan' at the Knight Theatre

Larry's Look | 'Peter Pan' at the Knight Theatre

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by LARRY SPRINKLE / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 10:55 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Under the artistic direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride, North Carolina Dance Theatre has built a versatile and diverse repertoire ranging from full-length classical ballets to innovative contemporary works. 

Beginning March 7th,  the N.C. Dance Theatre performs "Peter Pan" at the Knight Theatre.  It's the story of the mischievous boy who never wants to grow up, along with his sidekick Tinker Bell and the frightful Captain Hook.

It was last performed by the NCDT in 2004 and is now being recreated with all new sets and costumes and a cast of over 50 dancers. 

Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Wendy, and the Darling Boys all "fly" during the performance.  The flying is achieved with two track systems and two pendulums, requiring six operators!

Recently, Larry Sprinkle spent a day with some of the cast and the behind-the-scenes crew at the headquarters of the company. 

On Larry's Look this morning, we got a close-up look at the intense workouts the dancers go through each day

He talked to one of their instructors to find out just how talented these dancers are and how they dedicate themselves to being some of the finest in the world of ballet.

Larry also spoke to internationally acclaimed President and Artistic Director, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.  

He talked about the versatility of the dancers and how exciting this production will be at the Knight Theatre. 

Bonnefoux is adding some unique elements to Peter pan, including his take on the Lost Boys.  He imagines them as having a "steampunk style"..

For all the details about Peter Pan, go to: www.ncdance.org.
 

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