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Reformation Dance Company presents “Strangely Beautiful” this Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre

Cheyenne based Ballet company returns to the stage Mother’s Day weekend
Published: May. 4, 2021 at 7:22 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - At the Lincoln theatre resides the stage used by Cheyenne’s finest in musical and artistic talents. There, they display their gifts and share their passion with the world. Cheyenne’s very own ballet group, Reformation Dance Company, will be center stage this Saturday May 8th, at 7pm presenting the community with their new performance which, you may find oddly appealing. However, it is “Strangely Beautiful”.

Kathleen Vreeland the director of Reformation Dance Company, explained how they like many others have struggled throughout the pandemic.

“Putting a ballet on during this pandemic, has been extremely difficult.” She adds, “Finding a venue that can seat enough people to make money off ticket sales has been tough. Just getting people back out again and having them know its okay to come back out again has been tough.”

Ballet dancer and member of the company, Hannah Guthrie described her struggles as a dancer through this time.

“When we were first in the pandemic, a lot of studios were shutdown. So, we had to do ballet from our homes, over zoom or, if we were lucky enough to have a space large enough. We could do it there.” Hannah adds, “But, we really lost our sense of community as dancers, which we really thrive upon. So, coming back to this ballet we finally have this sense of community back and I am excited to share it.”

Kathleen mentioned that they had lost many members once the pandemic hit. Many of them moved on to different company’s or areas entirely. However, the numbers continued to drop recently as well. The company was featuring nine-dancers this year. However, for personal reasons had to move on. This brings the numbers for the company to seven-dancers that will be performing ‘Strangely Beautiful’ on Saturday. An all-female cast who look to perform this piece which is comparable yet, unique in its own right to other pieces created by Vreeland, in their goal to share their passion, captivate the audience and wrap them around the majestic essence that is ballet.

“How this ballet is almost a direct translation of what you hear and what you see in the music into our bodies.” Says Guthrie.

“When you see something that is unusual, and you might find it attractive or beautiful or if you see someone who is not conventionally beautiful. That’s what the whole theme of this Ballet is. It’s finding the beauty in things that might be strange or abnormal.” Says Vreeland.

Again, the performance is set for Saturday May 8th, at 7pm. For tickets and pricing click the link here

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