THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY of the Latin Ballet of Virginia present
Latin Ballet of Virginia Presents MOMO
Cultural Arts Center in Glen Allen
General Admission $10 in advance | $15 at the door
Friday at 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm
A Dance Theatre work based on the fantasy novel, written by Michael Ende (author of The Neverending Story), about a little girl called Momo, who saves the world from the time thieves all by her special ability to “listen”. A profound message about the concept of time and how it is used by humans in modern societies.
Momo lives outside a big city, within the ruins of an amphitheater. She owns nothing but she has an extraordinary powerful gift: She is a wonderful listener. She does it so well, that by listening she solves the life of whoever talks to her, she brings back their happiness. She creates the most amazing imaginary world to her friends through fantastic games and stories until the day that the “Grey Men” appear.
They are after the precious lifetime of people – They convince everyone to save their time in the “Bank of Time”. Nobody knows why the grey men want the time for but one thing is clear, Nobody has more time to live, and Momo, who everyone needs to spend time with, is the worst impediment to the plans of the grey men. Momo has nothing but a flower in her hand and a tortoise tucked under her arm to fight the vast army of the “grey gentlemen”, but she is the only one able to stop them.
This is a story that gives value to the most important and in danger element of our actual society: What do we do with our time?
With an innocent title, Momo is considered one of the most important works of modern literature.