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Suitable Beautiful Ducks (2003)

Inspired by nature documentaries, Swan Lake, and the story of the Ugly Duckling. This quirky modern fairytale is set to an eclectic score that combines bird calls, Tchaikowsky, texts by John James Audubon and Hans Christian Anderson, and Charles Amirkhanian's Dutiful Ducks.

Choreographed by:
Erin Mei-Ling Stuart
Sound design by:
Christopher Keyes
Music by:
Tchaikovsky, Charles Amirkhanian
Original Cast:
Ugly Duckling/Black Swan: Erin Mei-Ling Stuart
White Swan: Ann Berman
Mother Duck: Maggie Connard
Ducklings: Katie Aggen, Damara Ganley, Julie Sheetz
Premiere:
October 2003
Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco
As part of This is not a peep, EmSpace Dance's co-production with Bibliodance
photo by Andy Mogg