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“Penelope’s Odyssey” Dance & Film by Sonia Plumb Dance Co.
November 7, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on November 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm
One event on November 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm
“Penelope’s Odyssey” is part dance, part film. This contemporary interpretation of Homer’s “The Odyssey”, tells the powerful story of survival from Penelope’s point of view. Beginning with “Penelope’s Home Video”, filmed on the island of Crete, she remembers the time before her husband, Odysseus, left for war. Then dancers focus on gender roles and societal norms by weaving in topics of romance, betrayal, war and perseverance, as Penelope takes control of her life in a man’s world. Audiences are invited to engage in an exciting learning process both in person and virtual including: “Women’s Voices Then and Now” with professor Lauren Caldwell (UMass Amherst), “The Odyssey – Hero, Host, God or Goddess” with professor Vincent Tomasso (Trinity College), open rehearsals and talk backs with the artistic team and Study Guides in both English and Spanish.