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Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows’ Eve - annual Halloween ballet returns to the Cowell in 2016

Company C Contemporary Ballet will once again offer refuge to the wayward ghosts who haunt the Bay Area during Autumn’s October days.

The one-hour ballet, suitable for families with children as well as anyone who loves Halloween, tells the original story of Arcane, the star that sits at the hip of the harvest moon. Each Halloween, when the veil between life and death is most thin, she descends to Earth. She brings with her the “Voice of the Voiceless,” and with this voice animates all things to mischief and revelry.

The production mines a wide field of traditional, narrative, and theatrical inspirations from the Mexican Day-of-the-Dead holiday, poi ball spinning of the ancient Maori people of New Zealand, and Chinese and Greek mythology. Lots of stage magic and effects bring the story to life and augment the dancing. We’ve added new characters, music, and choreography to enhance this year’s production.

We are greatly inspired by the team of artists we have gathered to work on this extraordinary Halloween ballet. You can look forward to outstanding contemporary dancing to an exciting original score by Mike Krisukas (Zen for Primates) and choreography by Charles Anderson.

Fort Mason Center
Cowell Theatre
San Francisco

Friday, October 21 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 23 – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 28 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30 – 2:00 p.m.

Pre-show fun!

The doors creak open one hour prior to show times for a celebration of Halloween with a festival of activities for adults and children.  Dress in your most macabre Holiday attire and socialize with company performers in the lobby.

Parking:  Plan to arrive early, as Fort Mason is a popular destination on Fridays with Off the Grid and Sundays with The Farmer’s Market.  For more information, go to www.FortMason.org/visit