Eleonora: Stories by Poe and Clive Barker Performed by Astra Dance
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The last date listed for Eleonora was Saturday February 25, 2012 / 10:00pm.
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Southern California's only Nutcracker production with a full symphony orchestra stars So You Think You Can Dance finalist Melissa Sandvig and Seth Orza, principal dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Now in its 31st season, this stunning version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet by artistic director David Wilcox also boasts sparkling sets and costumes, dazzling pyrotechnics and magic effects -- along with a special appearance by Rebel, Long Beach Ballet's gorgeous white Arabian horse. The Los Angeles Times calls it "opulent, family-oriented holiday entertainment." Learn More
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The El Portal Theater is an absolutely beautiful theater in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. It is complimented by a nice bar inside. (In the future, I think you can get free parking across the street from the theater if the street and small theater parking is sold out.
The performance features five dancers in total; two in the first half and three (or four) in the second half. As an introduction, the performance is a production of light/film, poetry/sound, and dance. The female performer in the first half was quite talented while her counterpart clearly was a skilled acrobat. The combination of the two of them was interesting and exciting, at times. The second half features the artists interpretation of Eleonora. The changing background matched the poetry and seasons. Much of the second half featured dancers leaping around the stage.
Eleonora is an intense performance of dance, music and projections where two stories of passion and redemption are told upon the stage.
Edgar Allan Poe and Clive Barker are writers known for their vivid imaginations and macabre stylings. Both have an undercurrent of great passion in their elaborate stories.
In telling the story of Eleonora, it is important to note that this is Poe’s only story where love is rewarded and the hero is redeemed at the end of his tale. Unique and stirring, this passionate play is set to dance and theatrics by the careful direction of David Wilkinson’s Astra Dance Company.
Opening the evening of passion is a poem of Clive Barker’s entitled
“I Dreamed I Spoke Another’s Language,” a beautiful piece of love and longing, told by a living legend of modern fiction.