Embrace your wild side with Scorpius Dance Theatre’s new production, ANIMAL. The original show was created by Scorpius’ Director, Lisa Starry and was inspired by her love and passion of animals. Running from May 18-20, the show will explore the different relationships we have with animals as well as showcase their social interactions, physicality and movement.
“Last year, when I created LOVE, I had intended on incorporating animals into the production in some capacity. I soon realized that I could devote an entire production to this subject,” said Starry. “I’ve been an active supporter of the fostering and adoption of animals, as well as global organizations working to end animal abuse. My hope is that audiences will be fascinated, entertained and enlightened by ANIMAL.”
The show will feature nine different dances, comedic interludes and two short films. Dancers will emulate various animals from the slinky movement of snakes, slumbering ways of the sloth, unusual mating ritual of the praying mantis to the social interactions of dogs. One short film will feature owners interacting with their pets while a second, more serious film will bring to light the emotional distress of caged and confined animals.
Guests will also be treated to the artistic stylings of the students of the Metropolitan Arts Institute as their paintings and drawings of animals will be displayed in the lobby.
Lost Our Home Pet Rescue will also be at the event to provide information about supporting the organization.
May 18-20, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and $1 from each ticket sold will benefit Lost Our Homes Pet Rescue.
For tickets and more information, visit: scorpiusdance.com/tickets