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Jacqueline Chaisson Theatre & Dance April 8, 2010 This was my first time going to a dance production, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, as I’ve never really experienced something like it. It’s not something I would have ever chosen to do if I hadn’t been taking this course, so I was excited to see what the University of New Hampshire Dance program had to offer. The ballet production, ‘Four By Saint-Saens’ told a love story, which was my favorite element. I’m a sucker for ‘chick flicks’ and I feel that ballet is the ‘chick flick’ of theatre. In my eyes, the love story portrayed a battle over the ultimate, perfect man. Although I am not a huge fan of ballet, I went into this show with an open mind and was quite impressed with the dancers, music, and amount of hard work that each person put into such a great production. I was also amazed at how well the dancing coincided with the music that was playing. The story of ‘Duke Ellington Meets Sherlock Holmes’ was interesting, as I know
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Unformatted text preview: a little about Holmes from seeing the movie that recently came out. The most enjoyable elements of this part were when Sarah Marschner came onto the stage to perform. I think it was most hilarious because she was the only person I knew in the production, and she does an incredible job playing her part. Every time her character came on stage was what made the whole production entirely worth seeing for me. Another element I enjoyed was how the jazz music of Ellington fit perfectly with the time and style of life within the Sherlock Holmes era. Over all, between both productions, ‘Duke Ellington Meets Sherlock Holmes’ was by far my favorite. But what I liked most about both productions was the fact that each told a story, and each applied music of their respectable time periods, which meshed all the elements together and brought them to life....
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