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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Orpheus Project: a bit of bliss thru the underworld

Kate Downie and Jermey Shelton at the moment of Eurydice's death by the snake bite on her wedding day.


The Orpheus Project was AWESOME.

I mean it.

A W E S O M E .

We got together a little afternoon last Saturday and rehearsed the whole piece together. Just that one time. A collection of artists. Some from New York, some from Providence, so from Ledyard, Mystic, and New London, all coming together at The Dragon's Egg and presenting a take on love and loss organized around the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

This is one take on the myth -- Persephone and Eurydice in a movement/discussion over the rules regarding Eurydice's walk to out of the underworld. (This piece was mind-blowing)

Mary Tuomanen and a couple of sock puppets brought an upbeat shift on the walk out of the underworld.

Next year there will be another project pulled together from various sources and artists. I can't wait.

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