Dance previews: "anne: diary in dance" is a true community experience

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Columbus Dance Theatre artistic director Tim Veach explores human strength amid adversity in the world premiere of “anne: diary in dance.”

The anticipated performance is sure to please both the eye and ear, with sets incorporating text from the “Diary of Anne Frank,” masterfully created costumes and an original score by violinist Charles Wetherbee.

A true community experience, CDT has called out to young female community members to join the 12 company dancers, 80 students and 100 children in the show. No, these girls won’t be learning any last minute pliés or sautés in time for the world premiere (something that could only end in a total fiasco). In fact, they won’t even be on stage. As part of what’s being called “In Anne’s Voice,” the lucky few will be recorded reading passages from the diary, which will then be played throughout the performance. Tickets range from $15 to $30 and are available through the CAPA Ticket Center or Ticketmaster.

Lincoln Theatre

Friday-Sunday, May 29-31

769 E. Long St., Downtown

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