Randy James On Telling Stories Through Dance

Randy James On Telling Stories Through Dance

We recently dropped in on rehearsal for the world premiere of the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – the classic story, told through dance. Choreographer Randy James has created a modern interpretation of C. S. Lewis’s tale of children leaving World War Two-era England for the magical and mythic world of Narnia, which is accessible through a mysterious wardrobe in the country home of a relative. In Narnia, they meet many characters – from Aslan the lion to the evil White Witch. For this project, which James has been developing since 1998, he recruited beyond his all-male group 10 Hairy Legs. Dancer Monica Gonzalez (pictured below) plays the role of Lucy – the young hero of the story.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe runs this weekend at NJPAC.

Our segment on the project will air Sunday, 2/21.

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