Project Orpheus, a Modern Dance Interpretation of a Classic Greek Tragedy
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The last date listed for Project Orpheus was Saturday September 25, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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A little-known American hero steps into the spotlight in Jeanne Sakata's eloquent one man show, Hold These Truths. The "Truths," of course, are the civil rights proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and later enshrined in the Constitution. The man doing the holding -- despite enormous pressures from his own government -- is one Gordon Hirabayashi. When the government decides to mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast, it is Hirabayashi, a college student and conscientious objector, who decides to fight for the rights of all Americans. Join him on his journey toward a greater understanding of America's triumphs and failings. Joel de la Fuente ( Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) stars in this absorbing historical portrayal. Learn More
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Powerful, poignant dancing coupled with Hades humor. Who knew that Orpheus had to make his case to a Committee of the Underworld? The theater and the dance space are one with the dancers popping up or striding out throughout the theater space. Grab the chance to spend an evening of passion in the Underworld.
Seattle Dance Project’s Project Orpheus showcases the choreography of Wade Madsen (Seattle choreographer/performer, Professor at Cornish College of the Arts) Eva Stone (Artistic Director of The Stone Collective) and Olivier Wevers (Principal at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Artistic Director of Whim W’him).
This original, modern dance interpretation is one of a kind and will take audiences on a thrilling journey into the underworld. Witness furies, snakes, and other powerful creatures as they interact passionately with Orpheus and Eurydice.
Originally created in the Bullitt Cabaret at ACT in 2008, Project Orpheus opens Seattle Dance Project’s 2010-2011 season and will be restaged in the round for ACT’s Allen Theatre.
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