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Thursday
26
APR

Beloved/Departed

20:00
22:00
The Center at West Park
Event organized by The Center at West Park

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The Center at West Park presents Linked Dance Theatre's
Beloved/Departed
a new immersive dance theatre experience

Aphrodite invites you to attend the wedding celebrations of Orpheus and Eurydice, and see this fabled story of Greek gods and Goddesses come to life before your eyes. Featuring movement-based storytelling and original music, audiences will be fully immersed in the myth of these two young lovers. But, as the night unfolds, Orpheus and Eurydice's love will be tested, and ultimately they and the audience will face the question: is love enough to hold us together?

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM. THE WEDDING BEGINS AT 8PM SHARP.

General Admission tickets grant you entrance into the wedding as a guest of Orpheus or Eurydice.

Premium Bridesmaid and Groomsman tickets give you the opportunity to step into the role of bridesmaid or groomsmen and give you more intimate access to the bride and groom. There are only 4 premium tickets available per performance (2 bridesmaid tickets & 2 groomsmen tickets). You are welcome to choose either no matter what gender you identify as.

Beloved/Departed is an immersive experience that lasts approximately 2 hours. You must be able to stand and walk for the duration of the performance, including up and down stairs. The wedding will begin promptly at 8pm; late admittance is up to the discretion of our front of house staff. Be advised that haze and laser effects will be used in this experience. Please notify our front of house upon arrival if you think this will be an issue for you. Dressing for the occasion is highly encouraged - think, semi-formal relaxed spring wedding but comfortable footwear is advised. Food and beverage will be served/available at different points throughout the night. If you have serious food allergies or do not wish to consume alcohol, we suggest you politely decline any offers of snacks or drinks. There will also be a free, mandatory coat and bag check at the start of the experience.

FEATURING:
JOSH JAMES - ORPHEUS
KENDRA SLACK - EURYDICE
KELLYN THORNBURG - ARTEMIS
CALVIN TSANG - APOLLO
MAYA GONZALEZ - HERMES
CHLOE MARKEWICH - PERSEPHONE
NICK KEPLEY - HADES
RITA MCCANN - APHRODITE
MATT ENGLE - CHARON/HYMEN
OLIVER BURKE “TILLETT” - THE MUSE

Linked Dance Theatre make stories come to life through movement, text, music and everything related to the body. We believe that motions inspire emotions which lead our collaborative creative process, and out of our practice comes staged and immersive works that merge the worlds of theatre and dance by telling stories through movement, and subvert the conventional norms of what theatre or dance should or should not be. We use space to inspire the work and collaborate with our dancers to make each piece a truly unique reflection of the world around us.