North American Touring
“…a wordless tribute to a master of words”
- The New York Times
We have successfully managed the Canadian tour of Pearl in 2016 after its triumphant World Premiere at Lincoln Center in 2015, and are currently planning its American tour in 2017. Pearl is a Broadway-style production that celebrates the life of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck. It is a multimedia explosion of light, sound and movement presented by Legend River Entertainment. The story is told in five symbolic stages – Spring, River, Flower, Moon, Night – based on a famous poem by Zhang Ruoxu about the passing of human existence. This highly-charged dance interpretation of when “East meets West” is produced by renowned Chinese producer Angela Xiaolei Tang and both directed and choreographed by multi-award winner Daniel Ezralow.
The life of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Pearl S. Buck is one of the most fascinating and emotionally charged cross-cultural stories of the 20th Century. Now, her story is being told in a full-scale Broadway style production that takes theater and dance and blends them together in an entirely new way.
Complete with an actual river on stage, this multimedia explosion of light, sound and movement that the Montreal Times declares is "Dance at its best…” is produced by renowned Chinese producer Angela Xiaolei Tang and directed/choreographed by Daniel Ezralow (2014 Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE and the Broadway smash hit Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark) whose visionary combination of state of the art projection-mapping with stunning stage visuals is creating a new theater of storytelling unlike anything else on stage today.
Dance legend Margie Gillis and a cast of 25 international dancers have been hailed as “… a team of amazing artists, each more incredible than the other” (Huffington Post Quebec). At its 2015 world premiere at Lincoln Center, The New York Times stated it best: “A WORDLESS TRIBUTE TO A MASTER OF WORDS.” And its just-completed run in Montreal was greeted with raves including “Pearl presents the life of the writer in multiple stages, each revealed with fresh creativity. The video projections that accompany the dancers create various magnificent tableaus and our only regret is not being able to admire them longer.” (Huffington Post Quebec)
PEARL TOURING SCHEDULE
LINCOLN CENTER, NEW YORK, AUG 2015
IMPERIAL THEATRE, MONTREAL, JUNE 2016
QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE, VANCOUVER, OCT 2016
ST LAWRENCE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, TORONTO, MAR 2017