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sdp & jerboa: project orpheus & back from the brink


Project Orpheus returns…this time restaged in the round for ACT’s Allen Theatre.  (Can I say it again? It was the highlight of one of my friend’s 2008 season.)

Jerboa Dance:
Back From the Brink
September 17–18
ACT Theatre
Seattle Dance Project:
Project Orpheus
September 17–25
Choreographed by Wade Madsen, Eva Stone, Olivier Wevers
ACT Theatre
Descriptions pulled from their websites follow after the jump, plus a video about Project Orpheus

Description from ACT’s website:

“Jerboa Dance’s Back From the Brink is an acrobatic, energetic modern dance ballet that takes audiences on a gripping journey into the human psyche. Conceived around the classic stages of grief, Act I begins after a traumatic event has occurred leading the dancers to reflect on their lives. Act II moves into the discovery of how to push forward, build new relationships, find community, and re-establish hope. Choreography melding dance, acrobatics, and elements of yoga combine with a driving soundtrack, leaving viewers on the edges of their seats.”

Description from Seattle Dance Project’s brand-new website:

“Based on the tragic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, 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 Dance 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 you on a thrilling journey into the underworld. Witness furies, snakes, and powerful creatures as they interact passionately with Orpheus and Eurydice.”