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Weeklong Intensive Creating Original Dance-Theater Adaptation of Margery Williams Classic

February 25, 2016

poster for Velveteen Rabbit

directed, choreographed and adapted by Taryn Noelle
assistant choreographer: AnnaMaria DiPietropaolo
compoer: Kathleen Keenan 
production design: Wendy Stephens, Kim Bent, and Laura Gist with Taryn Noelle
make up design by Avi Isaacs-Cocoran

15 Students age 9-14 Mount Original Show in just One Week! 

The Culminating Project of LNT's Winter Break Physcial Storytelling Production Camp is Friday, Feb 26 at 5:30pm - and its our very own dance-theater adaptation of the beloved tale The Velveteen Rabbit - a story of friendship, love, perserverence, hope and dreams coming true.

Led by six professsionals, LNT's 15 students - Ella Averbeck, Madison Babic, Bethany Brush,Anna Farber, Solveig George, Nora Krumperman, Lex Leikin, Makenna Lund, Selah Northrup, Evan Reichelt, Violet Rodgers,  Dariush Adrian Sarafzade, Maryam Isabel Sarafzade, Bria Sloane, and Monica Weinbaum - go from page to stage in just one week. Inventing transitions, connections, writing and learning songs; stretching themselves and their skills in the process.

Director  Taryn Noelle says the students are learning copious amounts of dance vocabulary and styles in addition to helping to add depth to the adaptation, learn blocking, and memorize lines. Role assignments were made on Tuesday - and the show is Friday! Getting it all done takes dedication and determination.

Check out this feature from the Times Argus

kids on stage rehearsing Velveteen Rabbit


"When choosing a title for the Winter Break camp, The Velveteen Rabbit was an instant portal back to my own youth/childhood, and filled me with so many memories of growing up.  For me, it is a beautiful story about love, friendship and learning how to accept ourselves, just as we are." - Taryn Noelle

Come See! Friday, February 26 at 5:30pm.

All tickets are just $5. Get them online, at the Montpeier City Clerk's Office (on the first floor of City Hall) or at the door. Box Office and Lobby open at 4:30pm and the house begins seating at 5pm.  Seating is by general admission.

Read More about the camp here