ANCIENT CHINESE LEGEND OF HULI COMES TO THE STAGE IN MUSIC AND DANCE MONDAY, MAY 8
A vibrant mix of music and dance brings an ancient Chinese mythological creature to life, when The Garden Little Night Orchestra presents The Legend of Huli, Monday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. at the City Playhouse Theatre, 1000 New Westminster Drive in Thornhill.
The enchanting experience is based on ancient legends of the Celestial Fox, collected by Chinese philosopher Pu Songling (1640-1715). With choreography by David Giller, it features music that ranges from baroque to flamenco, jazz, world music, and modern classics, both original and in arrangements.
Led by composer, arranger, and guitarist Roman Smirnov, the dazzlingly versatile four-member ensemble also includes acclaimed Chinese pipa virtuoso Wen Zhao; oud, lyra and percussion player Demetrios Petsalakis; and David Giller as dancer. In his short professional career, Giller has appeared in music videos and many other settings, and is currently a dancer for MLSE at Raptors and Argos home games.
Tickets, $26.55-$44.25 including a $3.54 handling fee, are available from https://tickets.cityplayhouse.ca/event/655:160. More information is also on The Garden Little Night Orchestra’s Facebook page or can be obtained by calling 647-204-4832.
The Garden Little Night Orchestra presents The Legend of Huli
With Roman Smirnov, composer/arranger/guitar; Wen Zhao, pipa; Demetrios Petsalakis, oud/lyra/percussion; David Giller, dancer/choreographer
Monday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
City Playhouse Theatre, 1000 New Westminster Drive #101, Thornhill
Tickets, $26.55-$44.25: https://tickets.cityplayhouse.ca/event/655:160
More info: https://www.facebook.com/Garden-Little-Night-Orchestra-104021339273230