O Romeo & New Now Wow
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.
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…
Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark St., Portland
Bilingual – World Premiere
NEW NOW WOW!
TICKETS: $29+ – More info at: www.nwdanceproject.org or 503.828.8285
More about the three choreographers:
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.