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Maleficent: the Untold Story -  Dance Performance

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Saturday, December 6, 2014: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Sunday, December 7, 2014: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Maleficent: the Untold Story - Dance Performance

December 6-7, 2014

Coronado Performing Arts Center
Main Stage Theatre
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Journey with CoSA Classical and Contemporary Dance to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells in the production of “Maleficent:  The Untold Story.”   This variation of the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty is choreographed and performed by CoSA dancers under Artistic Director Betzi Roe.

CoSA Dance Conservatory is comprised of a talented group of young artists who are focused on developing their creative artistry in choreography and dance. These dedicated students are immersed in their art, taking an additional three hours of daily instruction in dance.

Performed by this talented group, “Maleficent: The Untold Story” depicts a tale of betrayed friendship that disrupts the beauty and peace of an enchanted land.  The crippled and embittered fairy Maleficent seeks revenge during the christening of King Stephan's first born.  King Stephan is portrayed by the talented Lucas Aguilar, a student new this year to the Dance conservatory.

The fairies, delightfully danced by Marissa Canton, Heather Noonan, and Yekatrina Sudakova, are invited to the christening ceremony to bestow gifts on the newborn Aurora. The last fairy to bestow her gift to Aurora is interrupted by Maleficent, who furiously casts a spell on the infant Aurora. The young Aurora, danced by senior Dominique Chapman, portrays a beautiful, virtuous and graceful young lady, but upon her sixteenth birthday she will prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a deep slumber until awakened by her true love's kiss.

Like Aurora, Dominique is compassionate. In real life, she uses dance to help children with autism express themselves through movement. Dominique has discovered the power in dance, not just in the children she has helped, but also in herself.  

This beautiful story is a delightful way to start the holiday season’s festivities. See for yourself how true love comes in unexpected ways.  Performances are at Coronado Performing Arts Center, 650 D Avenue, on Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 7th at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are available online at cosasandiego.com, or at the door. Ticket prices range from $6.00 - $18.00, with discounts for seniors and military.


(See below for additional information about Maleficent.)

Coronado School of the Arts Classical and Contemporary Dance proudly presents Maleficent: the Untold Story. Student choreographers have re-imagined the story from the point-of-view of the villian. Hannah Frey and Madeleine Chiba portray the dual aspects of Maleficent's character, evil and remorseful. Performers in other key roles are: Dominique Chapman as Aurora, Johnny Cox as the Prince, Lucas Aguilar as the King, Beatrice Benson as the Crow, and Katerina Sudakova, Heather Noonan and Marissa Canton as the Fairies.

     A variety of dance styles will be woven throughout, including a ballet solo and pas de deux, a pop-lockin' King, jazz/hip-hop group dances, and smaller contemporary dance ensembles choreographed by CoSA's award-winning faculty and students.

     Performances are Saturday December 6 at 7:00 pm and Sunday December 7 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for senior/military, $8 for non-CUSD students, $6 for CUSD students/staff. Tickets will be available at the box office 45 minutes before the show, or you may puchase tickets online by clicking here.