Red Shoes at the Guild Charter Theatre, Preston

Guild charter theatre

Guild charter theatre

I went to a performance of the ‘Red Shoes’ performed by the Guild Youth theatre with Bluestreak Arts after a weeks summer school. It was really very good ensemble playing by very young performers, most impressive. They had worked with a choreographer and had some ‘shoe manipulation’ training with ourselves, DNA puppetry & visual theatre (see dna puppetry.wordpress.com ) What really struck me, was how much the theatre prosenium arch, when lit by red lights  so very much resembles a giant fireplace. I have blogged before about this realisation about the relationship with fire and theatre, shadows and film imagery for my work. And next day the 1948 film with Moira Shearer as a ballerina  was on tv, fantastic cinematography and design, love the heightened colour and melodrama. The story within a story. ‘Every mans life is a fairytale’ said Hans Christian Anderson

The Red Shoes film Poster

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