Farragut dancers prepare for ‘Joan of Arc’ ballet in Bijou
Harper Addison as Joan of Arc, in front, with Micah McKee, who will dance the role of the Madonna in Fouquet’s painting “Virgin and Child” as it comes to life in “Jehanne ... the Story of Joan of Arc.”
Dubbed in a press release as “a one-of-a kind ballet,” which will “capture the intensity, conflict and resolve of this medieval teenager,” “Jehanne ... the Story of Joan of Arc” features several prominent roles performed by young dancers from Farragut.
GO! Contemporary Dance Works, 1234 Rocky Hill Road in Knoxville, will conclude its 14th season with this full-length contemporary ballet, with Joan as “both maiden and warrior during a time of spiritual and political upheaval,” Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24, in Bijou Theatre along Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.
While the lead role of Joan is performed by Harper Addison, a professional dancer, nine dancers from Farragut are highlighted by feature roles from Kara Good, a senior at Farragut High School, and Micah McKee, a senior at Paideia Academy.
Town features 56 entries
Farragut resident Lisa Tate shows the quilt her mother handmade based on the work of French artist Henri Matisse. It is just one of 56 that will be displayed this weekend.
Nothing says family quite like heirlooms passed down from generation to generation, and several Farragut residents are sharing their precious treasures with the community this weekend at the Town’s inaugural “Beautiful World — One Quilt at a Time” quilt show.
Among the 56 entries are four from former Town of Farragut Alderman Jeff Dobson and his brothers, Jerry and Ken, whose mother and grandmother were prolific quilt makers, and one from Farragut resident Lisa Tate, whose mother was a master of many handmade craft forms.
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