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"Pasta e Lava" Dance Performance


"Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold..." ― W. B. Yeats, "The Second Coming"

“Nothing is lost. . .Everything is transformed.” ― Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

We see images of ancient cities from before the war, the beautiful mosques and churches, the schools and shopping malls, the neighborhoods... and then we see the same spectacles of humanity after devastating shelling and firefights. Alongside these images of ruin we receive portraits of death, human death and human suffering caused by humans. These visions, they chip away at any hope we may have for the future of humanity. We build, we create, to destroy, to kill. Rubble and bodies fill our histories. This is our cycle, our Sisyphean fate. We label this destruction evil and wrong. And it is... because our evolution has created this meaning and understanding, it is programmed into our DNA. But it is also a law of the universe. Over time, every glass cup formed will be smashed, every body born will decay, all order leads to disorder. Energy dissipates and chaos is left in it's wake, a one way flow. Even the energy we give to creation adds to this end, to entropy, and the universe doesn't care. Our definitions and meaning mean nothing to it. The universe is cold and it is only getting warmer.

But somehow even knowing this ending we keep making, reforming, forging, reaching. There is a program running on the computers inside our heads that makes us gods! So as we destroy, we build and build and build on top of our own detritus and bones, a little closer to the heavens and a little further down for our boulder to roll. However, somehow this end of all things, this lead to holy mess opens us to those few instants we get where there is order, when creation crystallizes for a moment and defies probability.

Pasta e Lava is this defiance. The work, comprised of both instant composition and set material, is the volatile ride through the parallel realities of two bodies creating and destroying. Pulled from the lands of Hawaii and Italy, this duet is an open recipe that invites the audience to explore the weave between love and madness and chance. Pasta e Lava is pure creative entropy and it is the measure of time in our hearts.

Tickets $20 advanced online and at the door.


Oroyan is was born in Honolulu Hawaii, dancing professionally and teaching since 2001. After an injury in late 2014, Oroyan began his practice of meditation and observation(Vipassana). His performing and studies have long included animal reflex training and proper response, but his new method has and continues to teach him curiosity and awareness of the more subtle and delicate, the empathetic. Oroyan is moved to explore and share these discoveries through the stage and classroom.

Oroyan worked with Ultima Vez for six years, having toured and performed primarily with What the Body Does not Remember and In Spite of Wishing and Wanting. He is currently working with Emmanuel Gat Dance on the projects TEN WORKS and STORY WATER as well as making and performing his own work with Jessica Eirado Enes in their company, My Homeless Lover(

His experience also spans Creach/Company(NYC), Shapiro & Smith, ARENA Dances, Zenon, Andrea Miller, and Roberto Olivan. He was a founding mover and an Artistic Associate for company Black Label Movement and continues as an active choreographer. His most recent collaborations presented at American Dance Festival 2014 (w/ Carl Flink) and Zürich Tanzt 2015(w/ Rakesh Sukesh). Eddie presented a solo in 2016 at P12 Space in Brussels and a duet with Natalia Pieczuro, ENTROPY, as part of Dag van de Dans 2017 at STUK.


Jessica was born in Italy in 1993, now based in Brussels and working as a freelance dancer and choreographer. From 2012 to 2015, Jessica took her dance training in Modem Codici Gestuali of Compagnia Zappalà Danza, in Scenario Pubblico-International Choreographic Center of Sicily. While there, she did an internship in Compagnia Petrillo Danza directed by Loris Petrillo.

Jessica was also part of a collective of women, including Marika Meoli and Iro Grigoriadi, that created a 40 minute work, called "È Vietato il Gioco Della Palla," supported by Ursino Buskers Festival 2017, and performed in Castello Ursino of Catania.

For her professional experience after training, Jessica joined Compagnia Petranura Danza, directed by Salvatore Romania and Laura Odierna, dancing and touring throughout Italy in several pieces of the company: “Agamennone Criminal Case, South Sensation, Agua/Resistenza”. In 2016, Jessica received also a scholarship to join the intensive program for contemporary dancers “Nod” in Turin, studying repertory of famous companies, such as Batsheva, Ultima Vez, Hofesh Shechter. Jessica worked also with Annamaria Ajmone, performing in “Imaginary Garden With Real Toads in Them" during Festival Biennale of Venice. In 2017 Jessica was part of the acclaimed production of "Requiem for Aleppo," choreographed by Jason Mabana, at Sadler’s Wells Theatre of London, followed by an European tour. In 2018 , Jessica joined the Belgian company Zemiata, directed by Youri De Gussem.

Earlier Event: March 19
The Acting Studio
Later Event: March 24
Playbuilders' Playbuilding Workshop!