Oregon Arts Watch Previews Hedda And Flamingo 37 image

Oregon Arts Watch Previews Hedda And Flamingo 37

March 14, 2018  |  News

Oregon Arts Watch came into the studio to get an advance look at our two latest world premieres, Hedda, from Artistic Director Sarah Slipper, and Flamingo 37 from Cayetano Soto, noting, “Slipper’s Hedda is a deep examination of Ibsen’s text and the character Hedda told through dance, music, and theatre. On Monday I was able to sit down with Slipper and discuss her process in creating Hedda, her history in dance and theater, and what it’s like to be a choreographer in today’s world. That conversation unfolds below. Flamingo 37 is about liars, Soto told me in his rehearsal last week. “Flamingo” is the name he gives liars and 37 is the number of times a particular individual in his life has lied to him. “Good liars, they make a living, the liars are the fighters,” he said. “They are the ones that survive. If you’re not a liar you won’t survive in this world…If you’re going to be a liar, be a good one.”