Thursday, April 9, 2020
Orpheus Reimagined: Featuring Portara and Duncan Dance South | Mar 28 & 29
The Parthenon
Sat, Mar 28 6:30 pm

ECHO and Friends of Metro Dance are excited to partner with the artists Duncan Dance South and Portara Ensemble to present Orpheus Reimagined, an original program of new and reconstructed dance and music works created for the unique space of Nashville’s Parthenon. Isadora Duncan, an early 20th-century modern dance pioneer, created many dance works using Greek mythology as inspiration and famously danced at the original Parthenon in Greece. Her trailblazing and rebellious spirit will be embodied by the dancers and reflected in the magnificence of the 42’ Athena statue behind them as they perform classically reconstructed Duncan work as well as newly created pieces in her style. Portara Ensemble will collaborate with Duncan Dance South to provide live musical accompaniment for the dancing as well as create new work for the program, taking advantage of the unique sound qualities of the Parthenon (a hallmark of the ECHO series). This new take on the classic, tragic tale of Orpheus and Eurydice will be performed March 28-29, 2020, at the Parthenon and be open to the public. This program will bring together and celebrate the culture of collaboration and creativity that makes Nashville a vibrant place to live.

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