Led by Diavolo alum Jones (Welsh) Talmadge and Laura Covelli, Not Man Apart Physical Theater has a strong track record successfully taking on contemporary issues filtered through historical prisms, often Greek mythology, as in the recent Ajax in Iraq, which considered parallels between U.S. military involvement in Iraq and the great warrior Ajax from the Trojan War. For Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny, opening this week, NMA takes aim at John Milton's epic poem about the battle of angels versus demons and the fall from grace of Adam and Eve. An original score and live digital animation, video and lots of other technical goings-on underscore the dance, acrobatics and onstage theatrics.
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