This is the Press release for the Poe Ballet.
Some of you have written to me asking for more information about the performance. So here it is…
Goucher College Sponsored/Co-Sponsored Event
Event Name – The Myth and the Madness of Edgar Allan Poe
All Events/Performances are open to the public.
Symposium – “Poe and the Arts”
Date- 10/09/10 Location – Merrick Hall (1:00pm)
Symposium will feature a panel discussion on “Poe and the Arts”
Sponsored by The Laura Graham Cooper Lectureship.
Performance – “The Myth and the Madness of Edgar Allan Poe”
Date- 10/09/10 Location – Kraushaar Auditorium (8:00pm)
The Event/Performance will be co-sponsored by the Goucher Dance.
Goucher Students $10.00
Christopher Fleming’s, Myth and the Madness of Edgar Allan Poe is an abstract re-telling of the life of Edgar Allan Poe and his dissension into madness. A short painful life reared by the heavy hands of desertion and death. Abandoned by his father and disowned by his foster father, Edgar Allan Poe retreated to the women in his life to find emotional stability and comfort, but it was not to be. Disease was common, and seemingly all who held Poe’s adoration and chance at emotional salvation, all succumb fatal epidemics.
Without these demons, crushing poverty, and his own haunting discontentment, one can scarcely imagine that the depths of Poe’s dark genius and macabre visions would have ever seen the light of day. But now for the first time, in more than just prose and poetry on a page, the lifework and spirit of Edgar Allan Poe are transporting someplace new…the ballet stage. While the uniting of the written word and the movement of ballet is nothing new, renowned ballet choreographer Christopher Fleming has created a new ballet that will take word and dance into an eerie and mysterious direction and onto the stage.