Award-winning director, Annie Loui and her Southern California based physical theater company, CounterBalanceTheater present the worldwide premiere of Madame Modjeska’s Fairytale. This experimental short film based on Modjeska’s work, combines CounterBalance’s characteristic physical theater with charming story-book animation, hand-drawn illustrations from Modjeska’s original work, and site-specific footage from the beautiful canyon and estate that bears her name.
Premiered at the Edinburgh Festival, SCOTLAND August 2020.
In April 2021 Madame Modjeska’s Fairytale was Jury Selected , ClujShorts International Film Festival, ROMANIA.
“Madame Modjeska’s Fairytale is a beautiful and surreal piece of theatre, which puts a truly unique spin on storytelling. Giving life to a special and enchanting world, this captivating performance has a warm and magical feeling which leaves a gentle glow.”
– North West End UK
“This is fantastic and has at its heart a simple story well told”
– Fringe Review
“The physical theatre element that follows really lifts the mood, with some wonderfully light, articulate movement……. it’s certainly an imaginative take on history, with CounterBalance Theater achieving its aim of re-telling stories for a contemporary audience.”
– Theater Weekly