Dan Norman


Collide Theatrical Dance Company Presents: Le Petit Moulin

Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from April 20-May 7
7:30 p.m.
Every Sat. and Sun. from April 23-May 7
2 p.m.
Dance, Theater

Moulin Rouge, the legendary Parisian cabaret mythologized by no less than four feature films, has long been renowned for dazzlingly excessive spectacle. Seeking to restore some emotional intimacy to the storied locale, the creative team at COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company has taken a refreshing approach with its original staging, Le Petit Moulin. Rather than relying on flashy bombast, Le Petit Moulin seeks the inner heart of the club through two sisters coping with the aftermath of WWI via the dance floor. Artistic director Regina Peluso will oversee the choreography, Joshua Campbell will handle stage direction, and Doug Rohde will be taking on musical direction. Further bolstered by a standout ensemble — including Andrea Mislan, Heather Brockman, Michael Hanna, and Katie Gearty — and live musical accompaniment, Le Petit Moulin aspires to nothing less than an exaltation befitting its namesake.