WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Dance Institute (ADI) is thrilled to be presenting the Washington DC area premiere of Doug Elkins' "Fraulein Maria," a brilliantly choreographed, and hilarious deconstruction of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic "The Sound of Music."
"Fraulein Maria" is a gender-bending, tour-de-force comedy that began as a love letter to Elkins' children, on a tiny stage at Joe's Pub at New York's Public Theater, and is now a bona fide family tradition. Set to the 1965 movie soundtrack, Elkins' affectionate humor shines through his idiomatic tips of the hat to such dance legends as Martha Graham, Paul Taylor and Merce Cunningham. He merges modern and popular dance forms including hip hop and "vogueing," reinventing this beloved classic into an edgy and fun cabaret romp.
"ADI's new Performance Series will bring some of the nation's most innovative artists and companies to Montgomery County for the first time. We are honored to have Doug Elkins and Friends help launch this new initiative." – Adrienne Willis, Executive Director of ADI
For more information visit http://dougelkinschoreography.com and for interviews with Mr. Elkins please contact Julianna Evans 917.445-8701.
Performances will take place May 20 and 21 at the American Dance Institute Theatre – 1570 East Jefferson Street, Rockville MD – blocks from Twinbrook Metro stop on the red line. For tickets visit www.americandance.org or call 1-855-AM-DANCE.
CONTACT: Julianna Evans, [email protected], 917.445.8701
SOURCE American Dance Institute