The Royal Winnipeg Ballet begins their 2022-23 season with a bold retelling of Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel The Handmaid’s Tale.
Premiered back in 2013, the stunning adaptation returns to the Centennial Concert Hall tomorrow, October 12 running through Sunday, October 16.
“Handmaid’s Tale is a classic,” says RWB Artistic Director & CEO André Lewis.
The “well-articulated” 2013 Lila York ballet adaptation has since become an important and striking part of the RWB’s contemporary repertoire.
"I think the dystopian backdrop to the story is still relevant today and needs to be told,” explains Lewis.
The sets, costumes, lighting, and music (including selections from the catalogues of Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, and contemporary Scottish composer James MacMillan) combine with the intricate and athletic dance to produce a dramatic, edgy and poignant production.
“(I am) so proud of this production and feel to this day that it is one of our permanent works that will come again and again,” says Lewis.
In 2 acts, the 2 hour production of The Handmaid’s Tale runs from October 12 through October 16 at the Centennial Concert Hall. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of a matinee Sunday at 2.
www.rwb.org for more details and tickets