Project Orpheus

In conjunction with ACT's production of Eurydice, Seattle Dance Project's Project Orpheus employs three different choreographers who divide the story between them: Wade Madsen, Eva Stone, and Olivier Wevers. Modern dance choreographer Stone first puts Hades in a suit and the Furies in sleazy cabaret attire. Timothy Lynch makes for a grim, G. Gordon Liddy-style figure as he passes his hand through the flame of his cigarette lighter, running the underworld like a Fortune 500 corporation. Betsy Cooper, Alexandra Dickson, and Kory Perigo are his oily minions. Madsen takes the biggest risk by introducing Julie Tobiason and Joseph Anderson in a disco setting. Lastly, using a ballet vernacular, Olivier Wevers returns the tale to its basic themes. Orpheus’ journey to hell and back is emotional as well as physical—hopeful in one direction, forlorn on the way back. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Oct. 4. SANDRA KURTZ

Wed., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 10. Continues through Oct. 4, 2008

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