Transatlanticism: A Circus Tribute
By Constructive Interference
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!
About The Company
Constructive Interference is a company created by Eliana Perlmutter, Mara Rico, Meghan McClure, and Sequoia Allen. Each member brings their own experience to the group from dance pole, gymnastics, partner dance, traditional and contemporary circus. The four producers met in 2021 during the Elements Training Program at The Circus Project. Creating their end of year show formed a bond between them and a passion to continue creating together. Bringing their backgrounds together creates a unique style to their shows. "Transatlanticism: A Circus Tribute" is their first production.
Meet the Artists
Director: Meghan McClure
Producers: Eliana Perlmutter, Mara Rico, Meghan McClure, Sequoia Allen
Stage Manager: Lissa Halsinger
Lighting Director: Chris Allen
Sound Engineer: Alberta Rose Theatre
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About the Alberta Rose
The Alberta Rose Theatre has reemerged as Portland’s premier setting to experience acoustic music, art house films and live performances.
Located in the heart of the eclectic Alberta Arts District, the Alberta Rose originally opened as a motion picture house in 1927 and showed films until it closed in 1978. The theatre has 300 fixed seats and radiates the serene feeling of a Spanish-Colonial courtyard. The Alberta Rose is a mid-size, seated listening room where the audience can enjoy excellent lines of sight, outstanding acoustics and where every seat feels close to the stage and the artist.
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