Dancing with Demons: A Fractured Fairytale

Posted on September 8, 2014



Don’t miss the show critics call “wickedly fun”, “delightfully demented”, “great, silly fun, but…smart”, with “acrobatic virtuosity”.

Written and performed by Shana Cordon, direction and dramaturgy by Claire Patton, with original music by Amir Khosrowpour.

The Hero’s Journey has gone awry! A writer held hostage, a demon on the loose–when structure disappears, what’s a character to do? In this one woman, multi-character show, heroes and villains, innocents and vixens battle to tell their own story. With exquisite physical theater, original music, and witty humor, this contemporary fairytale will take you on a haunting, hilarious, dark and delicious adventure.


great, silly fun, but it’s also smart…[Its] delightfully demented… Cordon is a ridiculously agile actress…who is as dexterous with her voice as she is with her body. ” –Calgary Herald

“Wickedly fun…worth the price of admission just to watch [her] fluid body movements as she dances, crawls, leaps and sails  across the stage.” –Fresno Bee

“Cordon takes us on a journey that is often laugh out loud funny. [She] could perform the phone book or a legal contract and have people chortling.” –Calgary Sun

“…precise physicality…inventive…[with] acrobatic virtuosity” –Edmonton Journal

“Ms. Cordon’s fractured fairytale takes a hard left into a grown-up fantasy gone awry…This is not your mother’s Mother Goose.” –King River Life Magazine


Photos by John Barbour and Kevin Charles Patterson