Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre to Present DREAM LOGIC and A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS at Firehouse Theatre

Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre will present DREAM LOGIC and A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS at Firehouse Theatre on Friday June 2 (7:30pm); Saturday June 3 (7:30pm), and Sunday June 4 (3pm).

The production begins with selections from the company's DREAM LOGIC repertory and ends with their newest work -- A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS -- that is inspired by the work of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and has been created in Aura Curiatlas' signature style that blends dance, theatre, and acrobatics.

There will be post-performance talkbacks following each show.

Aura: Lightness and breath
Curiosity: A quality found in our characters and ourselves
Atlas: Strength and power

"It's especially gratifying to see companies like Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre return to Washington with a fascinating new work, A Life With No Limits, dedicated to the ideas of the physicist Stephen Hawking. Aura Curiatlas has developed a unique, intensely physical brand of performance without words, incorporating circus and dance techniques into narratives that are eye-popping in their execution and touching in their meaning." - Andy White,, March 1, 2017

"Combine strength and humor, a dash of curiosity, a pinch of whimsy, and a generous dose of inventiveness, mix thoroughly and you have Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre's compelling brand of storytelling and movement." - Pamela Roberts,, March 2016

Performances run: Friday, June 2 @ 7:30pm; Saturday, June 3 @ 7:30pm; and Sunday, June 4 @ 3pm. For tickets, contact the Box Office at (804) 355-2001 or online at Prices: $10 student; $15 general admission. Free parking across the street at Lowe's.

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Joan Gavaler (Co-Artistic Director) has choreographed over 50 original works and been a driving force behind four professional companies. She relishes collaborative discovery and has worked with poets, visual artists, composers, musicians, actors, directors, acrobats, and physicists on dance and theatre projects. She has been invited by over 40 organizations to present and teach in the U.S., Europe, and Asia including presentations on the Alexander Technique in Lugano, Switzerland, a dance residency at Beijing Normal University, performances for American Dance Guild, showcases in New York City, and movement consulting for the Virginia Shakespeare Festival. Joan is a Professor of Dance at the College of William & Mary.

Dan Plehal (Co-Artistic Director) studied and performed physical theatre at the College of William & Mary and with Pig Iron Theatre Company (Philadelphia), FLIC Squola di Circo (Torino), Familie Floz (Berlin), and Accademia dell'Arte (Arezzo). He has directed and designed movement for Lifeline Theatre and Boho Theatre (Chicago), Red Dot Theatre Company (Arezzo), The Groundswell Players (Philadelphia), and Sinfonicron Light Opera Company (Williamsburg). He has taken on various roles at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Arden Theatre, Theatre Horizon, and Team Sunshine (Philadelphia). Dan directs, performs, and teaches in Chicago.

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