“...fascinating, luscious, terrifying” – dancers describe working with master choreographer Tere O'Connor, and O'Connor describes his unflinching physical & intellectual process in this NY Times article. Read up to get ready for O'Connor's November visit.
*Bonus: O'Connor's BLEED features dancer and 2-time OtB alum David Thomson (in photo at left), who has performed at OtB in Alain Buffard's Baron Samedi and Ralph Lemon's...
OtB is upgrading our ticketing system! Unfortunately online sales may be intermittently down after June 30 at MIDNIGHT to July 1, but never fear because the Box Office WILL BE OPEN at 3-6pm July 1 to help you out.
TODAY is the final day to take advantage of Early Bird prices for next season.
Sci-fi hip hop from Detroit, impassioned jazz radio from Seattle, exhilarating dance from NYC, cinematic theater feats from Buenos Aires...you'll see amazing performance AND you'll be helping us reach our end-of-year fiscal goals when you sign up by JUNE 30.
All Early Bird subscribers will be automatically entered to win a year-long Fubar pass. Enjoy a free drink of your choice at every show next year!
Field of Dreams, good & evil, and building a community to support the arts: OtB Artistic Director Lane Czaplinski and sidekick Erin Jorgensen cover this and more in their in-depth conversation at the Streamline Tavern.
I was very excited to see Helena Theatre Company on the bill, precisely because they are from Helena. One of the great things about NWNW is that we get to see performers from so many different areas.
The show didn't disappoint. The conversation about funding, and the effect that has on the art, is an important one. It was presented here in a thoughtful, and fun, way.
This was easily the show most outside my wheelhouse. I just don't get to the drag shows, so I have only the tiniest experience with it, and had no idea what to expect after seeing the promotional stills.
Initially, it seemed like a funny bit. Feyonce has her own rather unique look, and watching her perform 'Put A Ring...
Deserving Art by Helena Theatre Company – During the piece I kept trying to pull myself back and not to be distracted by my own thoughts. “Funding is the beginning of magic” – I pondered on this phrase….. “or something else?” I thought of the image of empty audience seats in the opening night of independent-produced shows. Where were the people? When Alex, the Program Director of the NEA, approved the project proposal of his dear Uncle Mike, I thought of the way artists also would relate to each other. “It is just human nature,” I tried to tell myself, as anger did not seem to be something more than a nerve reaction through my spine.
Sass Manifesto by Feyonce/Wayne Bund – “They were so expressive! And so happy dancing!! They were dancing themselves!!” I got totally excited and thought I had caught the glimpse of light when I saw Wayne Bund swing their body on the stage. We all know that dancers love dance and...