16/17 Season Artists | Tiago Rodrigues Jun 29, 2016

by Erin

photo by Magda Bizarro

Portuguese Renaissance man (theater, film, TV, dance) makes his Seattle debut with a profound and revolutionary piece centered around the memorization of a Shakespeare sonnet in real time. Rodrigues aids the willing soldiers (audience members!) in memorization with help from poet Boris Pasternak, sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, literary critic George Steiner and his own grandmother.  Battling the ever-present threat of fascism with poetry, this emotionally moving and direct piece only ends when all the soldiers know the words by heart.

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