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Behind the Scenes - Ringmaster Roger Fojas documents the madcap antics and serious moments behind the making of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari!

    
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

A thrilling multimedia production of DANCE, MUSIC, PROJECTIONS & CIRCUS ARTS, based on the the classic tale of CALIGARI .

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari returns to the EL PORTAL THEATRE from September to October in Hollywood, California.

This is an innovative Dance - Theatre production by Astra Dance Company, combining the art of silent films with dance, acrobatics, vivid projections and stage craft to retell the surrealistic masterpiece by Robert Wiene.

Artistic Director, David Wilkinson and his creative team will entertain audiences in this mysterious implementation of dance, acting, circus arts and multi-media SEAMLESSLY WOVEN...suspenseful tale of love, SCIENCE, MADNESS, LOVE and MURDER AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY.


The film Caligari, made in 1920 Germany, is reckoned to be the foundation of classic films. Telling the story of the carnival hypnotist, Dr. Caligari and his future-telling somnambulist, Cesare and the frightful events that in a twisted world of shadows and dreams.

Caligari is a dance through wicked carnivals and intrigues. It is a feast for the senses and your experience with the strange characters begins when you enter the doors of the El Portal Theatre.


A "who done-it?" silent film turned into the incomparable experience of live stage, Dr. Caligari is a theatrical dance show at every turn.  To start the entire cast is clothed and painted head to toe in Black and White, which is further complimented by black and white multi-media projections and silent film clips, an original score by composer Regan Remy and emotive dance as the medium of communication all morphing this psychological thriller from fantasy to reality and back again.  

Dr. Caligari is the first of its kind for the Astra Dance Company.  No stranger to large casts, high production value and complicated digital components, Astra Dance Company thrives on the challenge of combining multiple art forms into the telling of a single story.  Emersing the audience at every level, Astra Dance Company strives to entice you from the moment of arrival; be it concession and lobby experience, to film, lights, music and dancing.  With its origin in silent film, Dr. Caligari broadens the reach of Astra Dance Company who's primary focus is that of literature.  This telling of a silent film is a true testimony to the theatrical aspects of the dance company's ability to communicate story, emotion and character through music, movement and costuming.  All of which Astra Dance Company has gained recognition and high praise.
    
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