Doug Elkins and Friends': Fräulein Maria
Conceived/ Choreographed by Doug Elkins, Directed by Barbara Karger & Michael Preston. Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Fraulein Maria celebrates Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless songs from The Sound of Music as re-imagined by acclaimed choreographer Doug Elkins. Set to the 1965 movie soundtrack, Elkins' affectionate humor shines through his idiomatic tips of the hat to such dance legends as Martha Graham, Paul Taylor and Merce Cunningham. He merges modern and popular dance forms including hip hop and "vogueing," reinventing this beloved classic into an edgy and fun cabaret romp. Recommended for everyone, including children 5 and older. Presented in cooperation with Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company.
For the Benefit of:
The 40th Anniversary Challenge Match
The Yard is an artist's colony nestled among the hills of Chilmark. It was founded in 1973 by Patricia Nanon and consists of a 100-seat theatre, a studio, and artists' housing on over two acres of lush landscaping. Each year choreographers compete for the coveted opportunity to develop their work culminating in a summer performance for eager Vineyard audiences.
Directions: The Yard is located on Middle Road, off Beetlebung Corner in Chilmark, Massachusetts on Martha's Vineyard.