What would October be without a Day of the Dead celebration? Dmae Roberts checks in Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Miracle Theatre who has put together a new Dia de los Muertos meets Shakespeare’s famous dead characters. We’ll find out which Shakespearean characters Sanchez has brought back to life (sort of) the  inventive concept of O Romeo. It’s all part of Portland’s 400th year anniversary committment to produce all of Shakespeare’s works within two years.

And in the second part of the show, Sarah Slipper artistic director of NW Dance Project  fills us in on “New Now Wow” – three piece created by  world-class master choreographers including Portland’s Minh Tran. 

Olga Sanchez
Olga Sanchez

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Shakespeare is alive but not well at all. His time draws near and friends from “the other side” have begun to visit!  But are these friends real or simply the creations of his imagination?  Hamlet, Ophelia, Titania and more circle his deathbed while he fights to write his last play!  Has he gone mad?  Is he reading too many stories of the New World?  What surprises will the joy of Día de los Muertos bring to the beloved Bard?


Miracle Theatre presents…

O Romeo!
Conceived and directed by Olga SanchezO-Romeo_-4725

OCT 16 – – NOV 9, 2014
Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark St., Portland
Bilingual - World Premiere 
Conceived and directed by Olga Sanchez
Gettickets_  $16-24 in advance.


Sarah Slipper
Sarah Slipper
 And in the second part of the show…
Artistic Director Sarah Slipper presents a new show featuring three new works choreographed by master artists.
Northwest Dance Project presents…
Shows are Thurs, Fri, Sat., October 23 thru 25 7:30 PM
at Lincoln Performance Hall / 1620 SW Park Ave., Portland OR 97201 (PSU Campus)
TICKETS:   $29+ - More info at: www.nwdanceproject.org or 503.828.8285
Jiri Pokorny
Jiri Pokorny

More about the three choreographers: 

World Premiere – Jiri Pokorny (Czech Republic)

Jirí Pokorný was born in Prague, Czech Republic in 1981. He started his dance training at the pre-ballet school of the State Opera in Prague when he was eight years old.nHis recent works, Doze, was created for NDT2 and premiered in January 2013. In the same year, Black Clouds Don’t Cry was premiered by Dekkadancers at the New Stage of National Theater Prague.  This is Jiri’s debut work in North America.
World Premiere – Yin Yue (China, New York City)
Yin Yue was born in Shanghai, China. She studied Chinese classical dance and Chinese ethnic dance at Shanghai Dance School from 1995 to 2001 and contemporary modern dance in Shanghai Normal University from 2001 to 2005. In 2008, she graduated from New York University, Tisch School of The Arts with MFA in dance. Yin was selected as a winner of Northwest Dance Project’s 2013 Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition and created the high energy You Are In My Waltz on the full ensemble.
Yin returned to create Before Dawn on the company earlier this year — this is her second work for the company.
Minh Tran
Minh Tran

World Premiere – Minh Tran (Portland)

Minh Tran
was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States in 1980 as a political refugee. In addition to receiving dance training in classical Vietnamese opera at the National School of Fine and Performing Arts in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Minh is a member of the Dance faculty at Reed College and serves on the advisory committee for New York’s Dance Theate. This is Minh’s third work for Northwest Dance Project. In 2010 he created Evanescence on the company, returning in 2013 for the full company work, X-ing.

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