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Les Sillyphides

Choreography: Dudley Brooks
with Rose Gray and Matthew Child

Music: Frederic Chopin

[Rose Gray, Matthew Child, and Dudley Brooks in 'Les Sillyphides' -- photo by Steve Savage]


[Dudley Brooks, Rose Gray, and Matthew Child in 'Les Sillyphides' -- photo by Steve Savage]Moonlight, sweet perfume on the breeze, the passionate melodies of a waltz, and ... sheer idiocy.  The familiar strains of Chopin's music artistically accompanied by the unfamiliar straining of a menagerie of misbegotten mutants and metamorphs.

[Dudley Brooks in 'Les Sillyphides' -- photo by Steve Savage]Les Sillyphides was motivated by the presence of a recording of the familiar classic in a rehearsal studio we were renting, the need to rest from the ponderous profundity of our usual work, and a visit to a Big and Tall Menís Shop.  Les Sillyphides bears no resemblance to Fokine's original -- except, of course, in its heart-rending (or is it side-splitting?) pathos.