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Bleak Outlook 

Wednesday, May 14 2014

The early 21st century view of a dystopian future looks much like the present — not the cool metallic, aerodynamic space pods envisioned by our 20th century counterparts, but a suffocating morass of plastics. Millions of years of decay, and it all comes down to a Walgreens bag and a half-crushed bottle of Fanta. Just such a world serves as the setting for Robert Lowman's SORRY LOT FULL, in which two survivors of an unspecified but inevitable apocalypse resist the present and attempt to cling to a rapidly-deteriorating past. Lowman shares the evening with Kevin Jenkins, who presents the new ballet Short Stories to original music by Robert Gillies, as well as Chaplin, a short film starring dancers from the Smuin Ballet. An evening of new choreography is always a bargain at the Garage, where many of the city's new dances are incubated.

May 28-29, 8 p.m., 2014

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