FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY
Choreographed by Jean Grand-Maître
Original Score and songs by Sarah McLachlan
Set Design by Scott Reid
Costumes designed by Paul Hardy, video projections by Adam Larsen, soundtrack design by Claude Lemelin and lighting by Pierre Lavoie.
Following Alberta Ballet's triumphant tributes to the music of Canadian legend Joni Mitchell and England's international superstars Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, the company brings Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - feauring the music of Canadian music icon Sarah McLachlan. One of the most gifted and acclaimed singer-songwriters of her generation, McLachlan's music compliments the innovative choreography of Jean Grand-Maître.
The ballet features songs such as Hold On, Drawn to the Rhythm, Bring on the Wonder, Into the Fire, Building a Mystery, Vox, Ice, Good Enough and more!
Grand-Maître is at his best, choreographically speaking.The choreography…shimmers in beauty.
- Paula Citron, The Globe & Mail
The movement flows naturally from the music, capturing abstractly the spiritual yearning it often contains... Lavoie's lighting blends seamlessly with Larson's stunning animated projections.
- Michael Crabb, The Toronto Star
It was overwhelmingly beautiful to see my music transformed into a physical manifestation of the emotion... it was just really, really beautiful.
- Sarah McLachlan at the World Premiere of Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
It is easy to surrender to the ebbing sea of Alberta Ballet's dancers and Sarah McLachlan's music... the sets, lights and video beautifully combined.
- Salena Kitteringham, The Edmonton Journal
The many duets show the dancers and Grand-Maitre at their best... Larsen's wonderfully imaginative video projections compliments the ethos of McLachlan's songs... it's a journey we - judging by the enthusiastic applause - were all willing to take.
- Bob Clark, The Calgary Herald