Snow White leaves her dwarves behind in a re-telling of her story that relies more on the Brothers Grimm than Walt Disney. Snow White and The Magic Mirror, A Grimm Tale, will be presented by Neos Dance Theatre later this month. Dozens of local dancers will perform alongside professionals from Neos. Familiar faces from Neos’ Nutcracker include Jennifer Safonovs, 2012’s Sugar Plum Fairy, as Snow White and Brooke Wesner, 2012’s Clara, as the wicked stepmother. Audiences familiar with classical ballet takes on the Snow White story will be treated to a variety of dance genres with an emphasis on contemporary choreography. While this Snow White is no Disney princess, she is also not too Grimm. Bobby Wesner, Neos artistic director and choreographer, says his Snow White is appropriate for all ages. “My intention with this is to present a heart to the characters that our audience might connect with, more than just another prince and princess,” he says. “I felt I could communicate all that better with a more contemporary use of dance and music.”
Snow White will be performed for two shows– Friday, April 25 at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 26 at 2pm– at the R.L. Heminger Auditorium inside Findlay High School, 1200 Broad Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students and are available by calling The Arts Partnership at 419-422-4624. Tickets are $25 each at the door.