The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Double Edge Theatre on Tour and at Home


Double Edge Theatre on Tour and at Home
Double Edge performs The Odyssey in Bar Harbor, ME, followed by A Latin American Spectacle in Jamaica Plain and Once a Blue Moon at the Farm in Ashfield, MA

ASHFIELD, MA - Double Edge Theatre’s site-specific spectacle The Odyssey is bound for Bar Harbor, ME this week where it will be performed on the grounds of College of the Atlantic on May 13 & 14 at 7:30 pm.  The performance re-imagines Odysseus’ mythical journey using the company’s signature mix of flight, poetry, unforgettable imagery, large-scale puppetry and a live musical score. Double Edge’s Odysseus is a complex figure – the man of twists and turns who not only outwits his adversaries with daring schemes and escapes, but who must face the consequences of his owns actions and the loss of his comrades in the timeless turmoil of war.
Admission is free to the public but tickets must be reserved in advance at theodyssey@coa.edu or 207-801-5736. The performance culminates a week-long residency at College of the Atlantic and will include scheduled open discussions about the company's history and work processes as well as ​open training sessions​ with Double Edge company members.
Argentinian collaborators Micaela Farias Gomez and Manuel Uriona working with HSTF youth for Double Edge's Latin American Spectacle in Jamaica Plain
Also this month, Double Edge will partner with Hyde Square Task Force and Charlestown Working Theater to present A Latin American Spectacle in the heart of Boston’s Latin Quarter in Jamaica Plain on May 28 & 29 at 7:30 pm. Based on Once a Blue Moon - Cada Luna Azul, Double Edge Theatre’s Latin American Spectacle is a large-scale indoor/outdoor public performance and will be held on the plaza of the Blessed Sacrament Church and throughout the neighborhood.

Created and performed by the Double Edge Theatre Ensemble, the show also features Argentine guest musicians Manuel Uriona (Bersuit Vergarabat) and Micaela Farias Gomez (Santadiabla), and will showcase youth actors, dancers and musicians from Hyde Square Task Force. The performance is free and open to the public.
Once a Blue Moon at the Farm
In July and August, Double Edge Theatre will present its 14th annual Indoor/Outdoor Traveling Spectacle Once a Blue Moon - Cada Luna Azul with previews July 15-17 and performances running Wednesdays - Sundays July 20 - August 22. The performance is the first Latin American based spectacle in Double Edge’s history, taking inspiration from Alejandro Jodorowski's Where the Bird Sings Best, Isabel Allende's Eva Luna, writings by Borges and Marquez, as well as poetry by Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz, Imagining Argentina by Lawrence Thornton and the film Black Orpheus. As every year, the highly visual and imaginative performance will lead the audience alongside the hills, pastures, river, and gardens of Double Edge's Farm, and will include sets created in collaboration with local and international visual artists and craftspeople, and the excitement of the Latin American carnival. Tickets are available at www.doubleedgetheatre.org.
For more information, press comps and press photos, please contact us at press@doubleedgetheatre.org.

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