Northwest NEWS

October 26, 1998

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UMO Ensemble at Cedarcrest

   UMO is coming to Duvall. The Vashon Island based Ensemble of performers will bring their critically acclaimed production of "El Dorado" to Cedarcrest High School on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m.
  
   "El Dorado" is an extraordinary clown and movement piece which offers an "abstract history of Spanish explorers raiding and ravaging the Americas in the name of riches and religion, and planting the unsavory seeds of the American Dream: 'Something for Nothing, Me First, in Gold We Trust.'"
  
   UMO Ensemble combines buffoonery, imaginative costuming, tumbling and dance to satirize the 500-year quest for gold.
  
   Those in costume will be treated to complimentary cider and cookies. Local merchants have donated door prizes.
  
   UMO began their creative collaboration in 1987. The company is committed to a permanent Ensemble of artists who create, compose and direct their own productions. The Ensemble's creative process is rooted in physical theater. Improvisations in character, vocalizing, writing and movement are the basis for the creation and development of new works. For each piece there is one member of the Ensemble who serves as artistic director, holding the larger picture in mind and making the tough editing decisions.
  
   Tickets for the performance are available by calling 1-800-677-ARTS, by mail at Box 1043, Duvall, 98019 (include SASE), by leaving a reservation at Gardens & SunSpaces (425-788-9844) or at the door.