Alan Burke

Kirk Shaw

Emily Molnar

This dance piece is set in a castle outside Victoria, B.C. Theseus is marrying Hippolyta. Everything fades to black, except for the moon, and then suddenly Puck appears alone in the glowing light. Her dance sets the stage for what’s to come.

As a fairy, Puck represents and is part of a netherworld where both feminine and masculine sexuality are freely expressed and intertwined. As such a sexual being, her opening blessing is an expression of, and invitation to, this vastly different world that revolves around love. Puck invites us to take a look at the straighter, law and order human world where sexual roles and relationships are clearly defined.

Puck and six fairies serve the king and queen of the fairy world. In the hierarchy, Puck is the highest-ranking servant and, although she serves Titania, the fairy queen, she’s in love with Oberon, the fairy king.

Puck wrecks havoc upon all the relationships, allowing them to taste hetero and homosexuality, and finally matches the couples according to love.