The Beverly Hills Community Services Department will partner with director/ choreographer Janet Roston and Mixed eMotion Theatrix to bring “Gatsby Redux” to Greystone Mansion and Gardens: The Doheny Estate on April 27, 28 and 29. Roston was the Artistic Director of the Beverly Hills High School Dance Company for over 20 years. She is a Beverly Hills resident.
The production has been booked at historic mansions and grounds throughout the United States. At Greystone, the 90-minute immersive production will have audience members following dancers through the terraced grounds, exploring themes inspired by the novel, “The Great Gatsby.”
“Gatsby Redux” was originally commissioned by the Los Angeles Music Center and performed in the Blue Ribbon Garden of Disney Concert Hall.
“I am so excited that Mixed eMotion Theatrix will be presenting Gatsby Redux at Greystone. My ties to Beverly Hills run deep and it’s wonderful that after touring the production it will be performed in my home community. Greystone is the perfect site for the show; one can truly imagine attending one of Jay Gatsby’s Garden Parties on the grounds of the mansion,” said Roston.
The event is outdoors and will involve walking throughout the performance, at times on slate, grass and stairs. Guests are encouraged to dress in 1920s-themed attire, if they so wish, for a chance to take photos on the Greystone terrace. More information is available at www.beverlyhills.org/GatsbyatGreystone or by calling 310-285- 6830.