(Hamilton, NY – Oct. 2012) “Grupo Krapp isn’t the sort of company that comes around very often, wrote the The New York Times in an article that talked about how local audiences were finally getting a chance to see what all the fuss is about. Combining dance, music, and video in a free performance suitable for all ages on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7pm, free of charge, at the Brehmer Theater at the Dana Arts Center on the Colgate University campus in Hamilton.

Grupo Krapp, a troupe of five members out of Buenos Aries, derived their name from Samuel Becket’s famous play, Krapp’s Last Tape. The Beckett-like aesthetic in their work was described in the New York Times review as cherishing “the kind of absurdity that is full of light and dark edges: it’s the human experience.”

“Adonde van los Muertos (Lado A)” is presented in Spanish with English subtitles, but the exuberance, the humor, the subtlety and pathos on stage is not bound by cultural or language barriers.

Grupo Krapp has offered critically acclaimed headline performances at numerous dance and theater festivals and on college campuses across the United States and around the world. This visit has been arranged collaboratively between the University of Michigan Department of Dance and the Theater Department at Colgate.

The troupe was in residence at Colgate once before in 2008 and worked intensively with students and faculty on the issues of crafting interdisciplinary, multi-media work. On this return visit, the hope is that members of the community will have a rare chance to witness this hybrid performance form that has emerged from the worlds of dance and theater.

 

By martha

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