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Cassandra Machine

Uptown Campus
Albert Lupin Memorial Theater

A contemporary dance work about the lone voice in a crowd.

The Newcomb Dance Company, Tulane Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to welcome Ronit Ziv, as part of the Israel Institute’s Visiting Artists’ Program and as a Jill Karp Guest Artist for the Spring 2022 semester. In her time with Newcomb Dance Program, Ziv, an accomplished and award-winning choreographer, is teaching modern dance classes, and has choreographed Cassandra Machine.

Cassandra Machine revisits and revives classic Greek mythology through the tragic journey of Cassandra, who is blessed with premonitions but cursed by the Gods to never be believed. In an immersive and interactive contemporary dance piece, Cassandra Machine, will connect the story of Cassandra and her struggles to modern day women and the many others in our society who face the harsh reality of speaking yet not being heard or understood. Following the journey and heartbreaking outcomes, this dance presentation seeks to look at opposing forces from different angles and discover strength in the face of struggle. Ziv is well known for her unique choreography featuring release technique everyday gestures, text, and in this case, contributions by Tulane’s own dance talent.

The performance will run April 26th – May 1st, 2022 in the Albert Lupin Memorial Theater located inside the Dixon
Performing Arts Center (150 Dixon Annex – Building #69) at 7:30pm. A post-show talkback will be moderated by the choreographer on Thursday, April 28th, with select cast members. The weekend performances will be matinees starting at different times; Saturday’s performance will be at 5pm and
Sunday’s closing performance will be at 2pm.

Please note there will be no late seating for this event, so please arrive promptly to guarantee your seat!

Students - $5.00/ea

Faculty - $10.00/ea

Tickets are on sale now at https://www.purplepass.com/#mm=allevents/cassandra%20machine 

Department of Theatre and Dance

For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/8048962