CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS THEATRE

STAGED WORKSHOP

Echo Theater Company presents
Essentials

By Echo Theater Company & Tempos Contemporary Circus
Ensemble Created

Directed by Kraig Mead & Aaron Wheeler-Kay

FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 25, Feb 1 @ 8pm; Jan 26, Feb 2 @ 7:30pm; Jan 27, Feb 3 @ 3pm

VENUE: Echo Theater, 1515 SE 37th Ave., Portland OR 97214

TICKETS: $10 -25 sliding scale

BUY TICKETS: fertilegroundpdx.org; 971-267-ECHO

Essentials: Two circus/theatre/dance companies present material for people of all generations that explore the question “What essential things do people of all ages need to know, see, hear or experience?” Both ensembles combine dance, theatre and acrobatic circus traditions to craft original live performance work rooted in social issues. Essentials is intended for multi-generational audiences. With Underneath, Tempos Contemporary Circus presents the story of people making the best of what the tides leave them, rebirth, and how our underlying fears should not dictate what we choose to see in others. Echo Theater Company’s It’s Like This follows a diverse group of otherworldly creatures as they strive to understand a newly arrived creature that seems difficult to communicate with. A beautiful and comic story that explores the balance between individuality and inter-reliance.