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Portland Ovations presents: Malpaso Dance Company

February 26 @ 7:30 pm

Passionate and precise, Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company blends their classical training with “lushly earthy modern dance” (Boston Globe) alongside influences of social dances and capoeira. Though their name translates to “misstep,” the 11 dancers of Malpaso are never out of sync. Their Ovations’ program reflects Malpaso’s commitment to both leading international choreographers as well as emerging Cuban voices, featuring Why You Follow, Ron K. Brown’s melding of African and Cuban dance traditions; 24 Hours and a Dog, artistic director Osnel…

Tim Sample- 200 Years of Great Maine Storytelling

March 11 @ 7:30 pm

Come celebrate Maine's bicentennial with Maine's "Humorist Laureate," Tim Sample. Tim Sample is a Maine native whose unique New England style of humor has gained him a national following. When introducing Tim on ABC’s Good Morning America Charles Gibson referred to him as, “The man who wrote the book-literally, on Maine humor!” Legendary newsman Charles Kuralt has called Sample “Maine’s Humorist Laureate.”

Portland Ovations presents: Miwa Matrayek- “Glorious Visions in Animation”

March 14 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on March 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Merging cinematic vistas with intricate shadow play, multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek creates magical, surreal, visually rich fusions of intricate animation and live performance that leave audiences spellbound. Her latest work, “Infinitely Yours”, included only in the evening performance, explores the undeniable web of connections between humans and climate change. In “This World Made Itself”, the fantastical kaleidoscopic experience is sophisticated yet full of childlike wonder, leading audiences from earth’s birth to today’s complex, fast-paced world. Especially for families at…

Portland Ovations presents: Miwa Matrayek- “Glorious Visions in Animation”

March 14 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Merging cinematic vistas with intricate shadow play, multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek creates magical, surreal, visually rich fusions of intricate animation and live performance that leave audiences spellbound. Her latest work, “Infinitely Yours”, included only in the evening performance, explores the undeniable web of connections between humans and climate change. In “This World Made Itself”, the fantastical kaleidoscopic experience is sophisticated yet full of childlike wonder, leading audiences from earth’s birth to today’s complex, fast-paced world. Especially for families at…

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