The Last Dance

Smile, You Are in San Miguel

By Karen Ocampo

Immortality does not seem to be representable, any more than death itself. And the interesting thing about this concept is that no one can possess it without having gone through mortality first. Almost all immortal beings that the mind has managed to devise, vampires and zombies, and even Jesus himself, must die before accessing the desired eternal life. But what if we think of the possibility in which an immortal creature would like to give up being eternal? What actually would make it crave that? These are initial questions that Sky Yeager implicitly raises in his play The Last Dance.

According to the director, this show is an ode to second chances. This play insatiably explores the opposing concepts of life or death, the heavenly or the earthly, mortal or immortal, the faithful and unconditional obedience or free will. So Last Dance becomes more than a play; it is an excellent incentive to reflect on this Day of the Death.

With actresses Jamie Lee Christiana and Kat Macmillan, from Portland, Oregon, directed by Kate Rowland, dressed by Deborah Bigge, and with the creative mind of Sky Yeager, in this piece you will at times feel transported to another plane. You can enjoy it in English at San Miguel Playhouse Theatre (Av. Independencia 82, Col. Independencia). It will be performed from October 21to November 1. For more information, feel free to inquire at Izamal Gallery 415 154 5409.


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