top of page

Transatlanticism

Transatlanticism: A Circus Tribute, is a multidisciplinary ensemble circus performance set for the 20th anniversary of the album Transatlanticism, by Death Cab for Cutie. Created by the newly organized contemporary circus company, Constructive Interference, this ensemble show explores the themes of platonic love, nostalgia, and friendship. Merging these elements with a variety of ensemble aerial, juggling, and acrobatics, this show will focus on a group of friends telling stories, playing games and celebrating each other’s existence. The incredible cast includes emerging artists whose dynamism you won’t want to miss, in partnership with experienced veterans of the Portland circus scene who will knock your socks off with their versatility and artistry!

SHOWS: 

June 21st | 7:30pm  *ASL Interpreted

June 22nd | 7:30pm 

June 23rd | 3pm

at AWOL Dance Collective 513 NE Schuyler St. Portland, OR

DSC00021.jpg

This show was created as a whole, rather than a set of pieces. While there are group and solo acts, each piece blends into the next to further the theme just as the songs blend together on the album. The show starts by reuniting a group of good friends in a living room where the rest of the performance will take place. From there a game of tag and hide and seek is played on the aerial fabric, followed by reminiscing about the past through the medium of cyr wheel. A comedic tiny lyra piece brings us back to the present just in time to play an upbeat game of “The floor is lava” navigating through the living room furniture and aerial equipment. As tiredness sets in, two friends remember a summer fling on duo lyra and one mourns the departure of a friend living abroad alluding to the theme “Transatlanticism” on trapeze. In the early hours of the night there is an unexpected visit from an old partner which brings back an intense and heated conversation in the form of club passing, after which the visitor vanishes into the darkness. As the night draws to a close, the eight friends gather together on the couch to give into their tiredness and succumb to the sweet taste of sleep.

Meet the Artists

Ari Rapkin

Ari Rapkin

Eliana Perlmutter

Eliana Perlmutter

Meghan McClure

Meghan McClure

Paige Craig

Paige Craig

Paige Cook

Paige Cook

Rhen Miles

Rhen Miles

Senora Loop

Senora Loop

Director: Meghan McClure Ari Rapkin
Producers: Ari Rapkin, Eliana Perlmutter,
Meghan McClure,
Performers: Ari Rapkin, Eliana Perlmutter,
 
Matan Presberg, Meghan McClure,
Paige Craig, Paige Cook,
Rhen Miles, Senora Loop
Understudy: Kenzie Mitzner
Lighting Designer: Matthew Robins
Sound Operator: Ashlyn Carlini


 

"An instant journey to the early aughts. A whirlwind of genuine human emotions."
DSC09430.jpg
bottom of page