Project Orpheus, a Modern Dance Interpretation of a Classic Greek Tragedy
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Generally regarded as one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, Waiting for Godot is a story that lends itself to endless exploration. Its depths are so great that every production has the capability of finding in it new meaning. It tells the story of Vladimir and Estragon, two vagabonds who find themselves endlessly awaiting someone named Godot, whose absence lends itself to numerous interpretations. The two bicker, wheedle, tease, ponder and wonder beneath a lonely tree at the junction of a dirt road, holding fast to anything that will give them cause to live until the next day. Full of clever wordplay and surprising humor, scholars and theatergoers alike have been debating the meaning and magic of Waiting for Godot for decades. 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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