The work is genre defying. While much of it is en pointe, other sections are urban club, hip hop, or African in tone, with low, to the ground slithers, deep knee bends and tribal circles.
The ballet opened with The Fiddle and the Drum and finished (encore-like) to Big Yellow Taxi with Woodstock appearing in the first act. Other songs: The Beat of Black Wings, Ethiopia, For The Roses, If, If I Had A Heart I’d Cry, Passion Play, The Reoccurring Dream, Sex Kills, Shine, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, and The Three Great Stimulants.
The ballet premiered in Alberta in 2007. The tour is supported by the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), Canada Council for the Arts, and Alberta Foundation for the Arts.