Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Year, New Show! "Aspiro" Trailer

"Aspiro" by Deviated Theatre
at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in the Dance Theatre University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Friday, January 23rd @ 8:00pm
Saturday, January 24th @ 8:00pm
Sunday, January 25th @ 7:00pm

(runs for one weekend only!)

Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min. with a 15 min. intermission

"A quick look around the rehearsal room and it's clear that Deviated Theatre is not your typical troupe: One performer rolls away a unicycle while a couple of actors munch on carrots, an aerialist unrigs her crimson silks from the ceiling grid and a stagehand gathers assorted costumes and a basket brimming with maybe a hundred party masks."
-- Lisa Traiger, The Washington Post, 7/2008

"The opus was inspired by a 1998 painting by [Enoch] Chan of the Three Mythological Fates who spin, weave and cut the lifelines of human souls. Their sinewy bodies were reproduced on hand-painted unitards, and the painting's panels of red became red aerial fabric onstage. An enormous warping wheel through which dancers and actors enter aids the Fates in measuring each lifeline. Other characters of the underworld are imaginary: a girl with a white umbrella, a haggish keeper of the masks, and two hobo-like grim reapers. A flavor of circus and sideshow washes over the many souls of the underworld who hobble around with the burden of their histories and await reincarnation."
-- Kimmie Dobbs and Enoch Chan, "Aspiro" press release, 11/2008

"Aspiro consists of two acts and 15 scenes of modern dance and minor acrobatics set to a twisted story line reminiscent of Edward Gorey's children's books... What was most inspiring about this spot-on performance was not only the level of professionalism but also the sense of purpose in each dancer and in the show as a whole."
-- Ruth Reader, Baltimore City Paper, 10/2008

Please note that buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended.

$35 for adults
$30 for students/seniors/groups
(a group = 10 or more people)

You can purchase tickets here:

Or call the box office at the CSPAC:
301-405-ARTS (2767)

For directions to the Clarice Smith Center, please visit:

For production photos and further information, please visit:


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