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Tamara Ober to perform ‘Pipa’ and other new work at Red Eye Theater

Red Eye Theater’s annual “New Works 4 Weeks” closes this week with the return of Tamara Ober’s delightful, poignant Fringe Festival favorite, “Pipa.”
For my review of this show, go here.

Red Eye Theater’s annual “New Works 4 Weeks” closes this week with the return of Tamara Ober’s delightful, poignant Fringe Festival favorite, “Pipa.”

For my review of this show, go here.

According to Ober, who’s best known for her evocative performances as a dancer with Zenon Dance Company, she developed “Pipa” courtesy of Red Eye, before the show took Fringe Festivals here and in Canada by storm. In fact, she won first-runner-up in Best English Language Production in Montreal’s fest and 5 Stars from CBC Winnipeg. So by showing the work — now more refined than ever — this weekend, she brings “Pipa” full circle.

Joining Ober on the program is fellow Zenonite Leslie O’Neill, who’ll be performing with Ober in a new duet, “Myself and I,” created in collaboration with Dominique Serrand. O’Neill will also perform a solo created for her by Ober.

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A multimedia event, the performance also includes a lobby art installation illustrating the evolution of a new performance work — a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process in a public space.

“Pipa” and other new work. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sun. Red Eye Theater, Minneapolis. Tickets $8-$15.