Before she was Helen of Troy, she was a woman whose head and heart were waging their own war. The Grecian myth gets a provocative retelling in the bookless, dance-and-music extravaganza GILDED. Described by the Washington Post as "a world of flirtation, ritual and power play", GILDED follows Helen's experience as the powerful, bronze age queen she was and the sensual journey that sealed her into history.
GILDED premiered at the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. where it won Best Dance. Most recently, GILDED gave an Industry Presentation Off Broadway at BAM.
Based on the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, THE YELLOW WALLPAPER explores one women's struggle to find solace in sanity.
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER premiered at Dixon Place in October 2018
Her love life is dead
The visage of the grim reaper is recognizable around the world, and the stories that accompany it are as varied as the people that tell them. At our season’s close, Thistle will give “a dance with death” a while new meaning.
FAIRYTALE FORYOUR INNER DEMONS
Join Thistle for a telling of Cinderella unlike any other. An exploration of all that is dark and beautiful, this will be a production that makes us examine whether we fall in love with someone’s faults or despite them.
We're not out of the woods.
There are nuances to every relationship, but whether or not we are privy to those details often depends on who is telling the story. Little Red Riding Hood is revamped in this daring production.
n. the desire to be struck by disaster—to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall—which would put a kink in the smooth arc of your life, and forge it into something hardened and flexible and sharp, not just a stiff prefabricated beam that barely covers the gap between one end of your life and the other.