Young Bloods Collective creates new “Haunted Fairytale” inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales
October 26, 2018
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Not one for the typical scare on Halloween? Look no further than the Young Bloods Collective’s "Haunted Fairytale."
The nontraditional haunted house and concert, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall, will transport brave souls through an interactive performance inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales.
"It will be creepy and magical through and through” said Brie Kole, Young Bloods co-founder and president.
The production is a collaboration of dancers led by Nicole LeDuc, an immersive set crafted by local creatives and a powerful soundscape. Participants will walk though the haunted forest, led by two guides, pausing at four distinct points to experience the stories of Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Dark Faerie folklore.
If you go
What: Young Bloods Collective: "Haunted Fairytale: Haunted House"
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27
Where: Bud Werner Memorial Library, Library Hall, 1289 Lincoln Ave.
"Each vignette reveals a different character and story,” Kole said. “Viewers will have this rare glimpse into each character’s world before being ushered away.”
The resourceful bunch of creatives used recycled and repurposed materials to create Kole's vision for the set as a bio-luminescent forest.
Sista Luna, Young Bloods Collective vice president and co-founder, said the details and performance structure came together through collaboration over many months between dancers, set designers, costume creators and lighting and sound designers.
By opening night, about 20 Young Bloods Collective members will have clocked 400 volunteer hours.
"That’s the beauty of collaboration on a project like this,” Luna Said. “Everyone brings their skills and talent to the table to create a vision that no one individually could have imagined on their own.
"Go in with no expectations, go in with a willingness to suspend your reality for 20 minutes — prepare to be transported and awed," Luna added.
Organizers said they anticipate selling out the later showings and recommend people purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are $20 for the tour and can be purchased online or at the door.
On Saturday evening, Steamboat Springs band Buffalo Commons will put on a concert at 10 p.m. following the “Haunted Fairytale” performances. Costumes are strongly encouraged.
Buffalo Commons concert tickets are $10.