The poetry of William Shakespeare’s timeless A Midsummer Night’s Dream is swinging to a new beat with newly composed tunes, price classic jazz standards and choreographed dance numbers in A Jazz Dream, cialis The Musical, sale adapted by New York guest director Maggie L. Harrer and produced by the University of North Texas Department of Dance and Theatre.
A cast of 18 people — plus 10 dancers, a five-piece jazz ensemble and a 12-member jazz choir — will perform A Jazz Dream at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 through 3 and Nov. 8 through 10. All performances will take place in the University Theatre in the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building on the UNT campus. Visit www.danceandtheatre.unt.edu for ticket information.
“Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter is like jazz; it’s the rhythm of the heart with the accent on the second beat – ba bum, ba bum,” said Harrer, adaptor, guest artist director and choreographer of A Jazz Dream, The Musical. “Shakespeare’s Midsummer is a play about passion — about loves thwarted, loves lost and loves found — and it’s timeless. The rhythms of jazz make passion immediate and accessible, so the two together seemed a perfect blend of poetry, passion and music.”