Ballet Co.Laboratory celebrates the music of Queen and legacy of Freddie Mercury in its new ballet, Freddie – Break Free premiering at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts on April 10, 11, 17, 18, and 19. This rock ballet features a collaboration of local artists including Queen tribute band Ready Freddie.
Ballet Co.Laboratory’s 90-minute ballet is set to live Queen music with choreography by Zoé Emilie Henrot that reaches outside the classical ballet dimensions with poise and spunk. Freddie – Break Free cannot be categorized as an evening at the ballet or an exhilarating concert experience. Rather, audiences will experience a blurring of boundaries, a taste of artistic collaboration, and in the words of Freddie Mercury, a “theatrical event.”
“The overarching theme of this production is to inspire everyone to break free and celebrate their own unique self,” revels Henrot. In true Freddie fashion, this ballet will encourage audiences to interact with the performers by singing along to the music and dancing in their seats. This will be like no other night at the ballet.
Performances will take place at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis:
Friday, April 10 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 11 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 19 at 7:30pm