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Geordie Theatre is thrilled to be hosting the Girl Guides of Canada for a dedicated performance for third year in a row! There will be a Q&A at the end of the show as well as a new Geordie Crest distributed for 2019!

REACHING FOR STARLIGHT

By Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Directed by Mike Payette
Choreography by Véronique Gaudreau

*Recommended age: 7+

Script developed in partnership with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal
Inspired by A Dance Like Starlight by Kristy Dempsey and illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
Published by Philomel Books. All rights reserved.

Reenie wants to dance, like her mother did before her. Along with her classmates, she believes she has what it takes to earn the coveted solo at the year-end recital. But when she discovers that Maestra is not holding everyone to the same standard, Reenie begins a quest to investigate why her friend Maia is being counted out. If competition makes us stronger, then when comes the moment when winning doesn’t always mean coming out on top?

Reaching for Starlight is a story about the way we move in the world. An urgent portrait of a young girl’s journey of breaking barriers and illustrated through the glorious infusion of theatre and ballet, contemporary, and hip hop dance, Reaching for Starlight is a sensorial tour-de-force featuring some of the country’s most dynamic young and established artists together on one stage.

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