Experience love and laughter through pas de deux dance
“Head Over Heels” is an appropriate title for an event on the most romantic day of the year. Combining original contemporary performances with classics such as “Romeo and Juliet” pas de deux, the Chattanooga Dance Theatre is putting on a show that will have you falling head over heels with dance on Valentine’s Day.
The most famous scene in “Romeo and Juliet” is the balcony scene and pas de deux captures the emotions of the scene through the intricate footwork of ballet.
Pas de deux is French for “step of two” and is a characteristic of classical ballet involving a dance between a male and a female. Professional ballet dancers Miranda Denham and Drew Kerr aim to capture the meaning of pas de deux in Shakespeare’s captivating love story.
For the comical side of the stage, “The Slumber Party” details two friends who are obviously having a slumber party. However, things get restless when one friend refuses to stay still. A mattress on stage, interesting positions, and two friends who just can’t sleep provides a slice of laughter during the night.
Both performances, along with “Mother’s Love”, “Drink You Away” and Cupid variation from Don Q, will star the Chattanooga Dance Theatre’s professional wing with guest performers Kirsten Hyde, Lindsay Pierce, and Errin Ervin.
“Head Over Heels”
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Chattanooga Dance Theatre
5151 Austin Rd.