DEBORAH MASON'S CAMBRIDGE YOUTH DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS THE “CONTEMPORARY DANCE TWIST ON A HOLIDAY TALE” WHAT THE DICKENS!

DEBORAH MASON'S CAMBRIDGE YOUTH DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS THE “CONTEMPORARY DANCE TWIST ON A HOLIDAY TALE” WHAT THE DICKENS!

Deborah Mason's Cambridge Youth Dance Company Perform What The Dickens! Dec. 14- 23

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘WHAT THE DICKENS!’
AND THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’
DEBORAH MASON'S CAMBRIDGE YOUTH DANCE COMPANY MOVES
THE “CONTEMPORARY DANCE TWIST ON A HOLIDAY TALE”
TO JOHN HANCOCK HALL DECEMBER 14 - 23, 2018

Somerville's Deborah Mason's Cambridge Youth Dance Company and a roster of stellar guest artists (and some surprise appearances!), bring their acclaimed production of 'What the Dickens!' to John Hancock Hall for eight performances, Dec. 14 – 23, 2018. Performances are Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm & 7 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. $65-$25. John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St, Boston. Visit www.cydp.org for details.

Weaving contemporary dance, ballet, tap, hip hop, flamenco, projections, narration and more, ‘What The Dickens!’ is an enchanting dance-theater rendition of Dickens’ classic, timely story of transforming greed into kindness and joy. Produced by Deborah Mason and directed by Leslie Woodies (Broadway veteran and Boston Ballet alum), 'What The Dickens!' bursts with “positive themes of humanity, love, inclusion, and hope that will make your heart soar.” Mason says, “That's our message. This is our gift to Boston."

'WHAT THE DICKENS! ' features Boston Ballet alum Clyde Nantais as Ebenezer Scrooge and an amazing roster of guest artists includes Papa Sy/Present Ghost, Yosi Karahashi/Future Ghost, Jenny Oliver/Mrs. Cratchit, Ryan P. Casey/Mr. Cratchit, Ruka Hatua-Saar White (Marley), Stella Jacob (Past Ghost), Phunk Phenomenon with select narration by Boston Herald Sports writer Steve Buckley. The original choreography and concept by David Drummond. Over the years other choreographic contributors include Ian Berg, Ryan P. Casey, Reia Briggs Connor, Adrienne Hawkins, Khalid Hill, Deborah Mason, Rocky Mendes, Jenny Oliver, Jeryl Palana Pilapil, and Leslie Woodies.

The creative design team includes set designer Peter Watson, lighting designer Anne Dresbach, costume designers Sue Gabriel and Nancy Lawrence, sound designer Chris Mehl and scenic illustrations by the youth from Artists for Humanity and construction by Richard Wood, Wooden Kiwi.

CYDP is a supportive network which provides multiple opportunities for dancers and the community. Transcending the notion of "pre-professional training," CYDP uses dance as a platform to increase self-esteem, focus, teamwork, and creativity. CYDP opens its auditions to boys and girls, ages 10-20. Once accepted, students place into appropriate levels based on performance and focus; all new and returning dancers must audition for the company each year.

CYDP dancers are mentored and supported throughout the audition process by CYDP staff. Many have gone on to professional careers, appearing in music videos with Janet Jackson and Beyonce among many others. They have also appeared in major tour productions from EVITA to BILLY ELLIOT to major motion pictures.

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