Peter Pan in the Park: The Prequel

Kittiwake Dance Theatre returns to the St. John’s Arts and Culture stage for the premiere presentation of Martin Vallée’s newest story ballet. His one-act ballet, Peter Pan in the Park: The Prequel is inspired by the 1906 “Peter Pan in Kensington Park” novel by J. M. Barrie. Vallee’s choreography explores the less well-known story of Peter’s early childhood and shows us how the beloved Peter Pan came to be. The story is reimagined in Newfoundland and Labrador landscape, with settings in Bowring Park and Bell Island, as painted by Jean Claude Roy. It’s a story for all ages with the captivating innocent magic of Peter for kids, and the ability for adults to reflect on their childhood memories.

 

The matinée at 10:00 AM includes the premiere of Peter Pan in the Park: The Prequel in a relaxed environment and a shorter performance time (45 mins) for families with young children, seniors, or those who would prefer to join us for a daytime show and with special ticket pricing!

 

On the program for the 7:30 PM performance (75 mins) is Peter Pan in the Park: The Prequel along with a reprisal of tanhà: the spectrum of desire by Montreal choreographer Edgar Zendejas, which Kittiwake commissioned and premiered in 2019 and Vallée’s Alone Together, a powerful and evocative reflection piece of the impact of isolation. Inspired by poetry and written reflection from a number of community partners and with financial support from TD Bank Group, Vallée shares, through dance, differing perspectives experienced by the global pandemic.

 

Tickets are available here.

Performance Times and Locations

October 1, 2021

10:00 am

St. John's Arts and Culture Centre

October 1, 2021

7:30 pm

St. John's Arts and Culture Centre