ORFEO ED EURIDICE
2010 MINNESOTA OPERA
conductor HARRY BICKET
director LEE BLAKELEY
design ADRIAN LINFORD
choreographer ARTHUR PITA
lighting design JENNY CANE
In this case, Pita's masterful choreography, impeccably realized by the Zenon Dance Company, retells the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice as they watch, uncomfortably, and are watched in turn by the audience. For me, this is a dramaturgical home run, neatly subverting Gluck's obligatory happy ending and introducing a latter-day wrinkle that freshens the myth. "
Using the dancers of the excellent Zenon Dance Company and the choreography of Arthur Pita, Blakeley evokes the old theatrical-operatic tradition of the afterpiece, which satirizes the story we've just seen.Here it's funny and yet disturbing. "
Minneapolis examiner review
Adding visual spark is an absorbing physical display by the renowned Zenon Dance Company. Combining aspects of ballet and interpretive dance, the fluidly designed movements given to furies and spirits (choreographed by Arthur Pita) capture a dreamlike quality that has the power to transfix. "
Twin Cities Performance Art Examine