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UApresents has now come up with a dance adaptation of Crocket Johnson's 1955 children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon, taking the audience's imagination to an all new level of interactive dance-oriented adventure. Harold, the boy equipped with nothing but a purple crayon and an abundance of creativity, is seen choreographing his adventures. Part of the renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street 2, explores Harold's tale through an intriguing union of literature with contemporary ballet performed in alignment with the music of indie-rock artist Andrew Bird.
The most exciting element of such a show is its interactive nature where audience are encouraged to participate by helping in creating Harold's next adventure from their own personal exploration of bodily movements. Owing to the interactive entertainment offered by the dance performance, Harold and the Purple Crayon tickets are much sought-after by young people and families alike.
UApresents that is presenting the Harold and the Purple Crayon, is a department in the University of Arizona that is the campus host of international performing arts. It describes itself as a renowned host of world-class programs and performances for the Southern Arizona community, where it is based. It aims at providing people with an opportunity to experience the wide range of activities through which they can develop lifelong appreciation and fondness for the performing arts. In its current incarnation, UApresents has been running in the Southern Arizona for more than ten years. The organization was previously known as the Cultural Affairs Office, working in a capacity quite similar to its activities today.
The original plot of Harold and the Purple Crayon, centers on a curios little boy called Harold, who with his crayon, can create his own world by simply drawing with it. He wants to walk in the moonlight, but since there is no moon, he draws one. When he finds he has no place to walk, he draws himself a path. He continues having many similar adventures while trying to find his room, and at the end draws a house and bed, where he goes to sleep. Hubbard Street 2, which is creating the story's dance adaptation, was founded in 1997, with the mission of preparing dancers between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, as professionals in a contemporary surrounding. Under Taryn Kaschock Russell's direction, the company's six members tour and perform at various venues around the globe.
Till date, fifteen of its dancers have reached the main company, while several others have become part of other national as well as international companies. HS2 is famous for hosting the yearly National Choreographic Competition through which three amateur choreographers are selected from among hundred of applicants, and given the chance to explore their artistic potential and realize their expression on the company's dancers. As a result of this competition, the HS2 has created nearly thirty new pieces.
Harold and the Purple Crayon will be featuring music by indie-rock songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and musician Andrew Bird who is best known for his studio albums Hands of Glory, Break it Yourself, Noble Beast, Armchair Apocrypha, Weather Systems,, Swimming Hour, Thrills and Music of Hair. As a child Bird was heavily dominated by a classical music surrounding, and was particularly intrigued by bluegrass and Irish tunes. He has cited Scottish and English folk music among his early influences, while jazz influences from his early days include the likes of Fats Waller, Johnny Hodges and Lester Young. The artist has also named several classical influences such as Bela Bartok, Maurice Ravel, and Claude Debussy. Some of his other influences include the genres of folk, calypso, swing and jazz. He has stated that when he was twenty-two, he felt that much of pop music and indie rock, was boring and repetitive, but has come to understand it better only now.
Don't miss Harold in his incredible dance and music act; just grab some cheap Harold and the Purple Crayon tickets and be there to rock along.