In this visually stunning abstract ballet from the ingenious choreographic master, Christopher Wheeldon, Fool’s Paradise is a work that suggests an aura of an enchanted forest. Set to minimalist piano and strings, the stage is as equally sparse as it is full of intriguing small stories that emerge between the dancers, complete with duets, solos, and ensembles. This ethereal ballet pulls from the classical and contemporary styles with elfin-like movement that is soft and serene while simultaneously cutting the space with intertwining steps. Saving the best intrigue for last, Wheeldon creatively delivers on this otherworldly ballet with the beauty and simplicity of golden petals falling to the stage while dancers converge in a sculptural tableau.
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