Creation story provides Odyssey's season finale

Thursday, May 8, 2008 | 5:40 p.m. CDT; updated 6:51 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

COLUMBIA — The piece is a ballet named “La Création du Monde” by Darius Milhaud. On stage, dancers playing animals from the African Savannah wear Cubist, African-inspired masks and stomp around flat-footed. Trombones and trumpets blare rambunctious jazz that suddenly shifts into traditional classical music.