Kidd Pivot | Lost Action Nov 22, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Welcome to our review blog for Lost Action. Read our patron reviews, click on the Comments button to read the comments of others and post your own thoughts.

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Kidd Pivot blog Nov 22, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

The short of it: go see this show. If you love dance, this show will remind you why. If you don’t like dance, this show will make you say,  “okay, dance sucks, EXCEPT for Kidd Pivot. ” Go see this show.
The long(er) of it: Kidd Pivot’s Lost Action was the first show that I’ve seen at On the Boards in which I enter the theatre hoping that it’s going to be a specific something, and it turns out to be exactly that.

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My faith in the form of dance has been restored, or this is how I want to make love, Kidd Pivot style. Nov 21, 2008

by Jessica

You must see this show.

Personal preface: I make dance, even though for the past 10 years I have been more inspired by film and music and visual art forms than the craft that I have been trained in since I was 3.   I always believed that dance could say what all the other forms could not.   That it could tap into the unspeakable, a primal creative impulse, and connect us to our bodies in a sexually retarded culture that tells us not to, in any sort of healthy way that is.   But the truth, is that I have secretly hated dance for the past 10 years.   Not trusting that it c

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A Must-See Ballet of Poppin' and Lockin' with Kidd Pivot Nov 21, 2008

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Wait. Before you read this post, get tickets--if there are any left!--for this weekend's performance. You will not be disappointed. Au contraire. You will be stunned, perhaps to the point of wordlessness, as many gaping audience members were last night.

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My inbox is filling with love for Kidd Pivot Nov 21, 2008

by Jessica

I've been getting many emails this morning  from people wanting to share their thoughts about the show last night. Here's what I've heard so far:

"...fucking amazing. Authentic and strong."

"I knew I would stand halfway through."

"Beautiful! I heard many gasps during the performance which is a sign that the performance affected others just as it did me. Thanks OTB for bringing KIDD PIVOT to Seattle. Some of the best dance I've seen!"

UPDATE 1pm
Kidd Pivot's Lost Action was an incredible experience.

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a touchstone Nov 21, 2008

by Jessica

I’m afraid I’ve already hyperbolized myself out of relevance.

There are shows. There are wars. War. There is extreme discipline. And what it enables. There is wrestling with angels.

There is one death and it is shared and bodies in violent motion, everyday motion, play motion, are fathered and mothered by its impossibility, expanding and contracting, passionately - to the music of organs, crossing signals, breath, chatter – like the universe around a vortex of void.

Even the score on its own would be worth it, k?

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Overheard at The Sitting Room | Kidd Pivot Nov 21, 2008

by Jessica

People were buzzing at last night's karaoke shindig held at OtB's favorite post-show hang out, The Sitting Room. Check out what some attendees had to say:

 “It was amazing to start to see sweat come through the male dancers shirts towards the end of the piece.

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Karaoke Challenge | Kidd Pivot Nov 21, 2008

by Jessica

Ever wonder what happens when a company of international performers lands in Seattle, takes over The Sitting Room and throwsdown some kickass karaoke? Wonder no more! Check out a couple pictures from the scene at last night's post-show mixer-up...


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Kidd Pivot | "...a bristling stunner." Nov 18, 2008

by Jessica

So says the Oregonian about Lost Action. Come check it out for yourself this Thu - Sat.

(And don't forget opening night karaoke!)

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Crys-tal-o-ke! Nov 17, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Join us this Thursday evening after the Kidd Pivot performance for a very special post-show party at the Sitting Room. We're talking karaoke!

The Kidd Pivot company and crew, with Crystal Pite at the helm, have arranged a decathlon of events concurrent with their 10-city tour and we've been chosen to play host to the karaoke competition. In an unprecedented move, we're renting a karaoke machine to be installed in the Sitting Room for one night only.

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Press Reviews for JERK Nov 8, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Check out what the local press had to say about JERK at OtB:

Seattle PI (preview) – Hand puppets do the dirty work in telling the disturbing tale of 'Jerk'

Seattle PI – Troubling 'Jerk' reveals the real puppets

Seattle Times – Theater review | There's little redemption for violent "Jerk" at OTB

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KUOW and Art Zone plug Crystal Pite Nov 7, 2008

by Jessica

Yesterday Crystal Pite and her company Kidd Pivot got a couple great media previews around Seattle. Alice Kaderlan shared her excitement about Crystal during her appearance on KUOW's Sound Focus. The dance loving kicks in at the 38 minute mark and is preceded by a preview of OtB friend Donald Byrd's latest work.

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Gisele Vienne | Dennis Cooper | JERK Nov 7, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Welcome to our review blog for JERK. Read our patron reviews, click on the Comments button to read the comments of others and post your own thoughts.

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JERK | Who can relate to teenage serial killers? Nov 7, 2008

by Jessica

I remember being 16 in 1974. Skinny, long hair like Aerosmith. With no job or no cash. I would hitch a ride when I missed the bus which was every day. At least half of the rides I would get were from someone with an agenda. An excuse, "My girlfriend got me all worked up, I really want to suck your dick..." I didn't feel threatened, it was flattering really. A well dressed man in his 40's picking up a wet teenager in a his Porsche. "Let's go to my house...". It wasn't my kind of thing.

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Jerk Nov 6, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

In this show, one performer creates vivid scenes of the most horrifying acts of violence using just a few little hand puppets. I had been warned that it was a dark performance and I was excited to see it. I was full of curiosity about where a storyteller would be able to take us using a method like this. But as soon as it started, my curiosity was satisfied and my instincts of self preservation and personal safety took over.

First of all - I had not adequately prepared my girlfriend who was sitting next to me, expecting to be delighted by the novelty of an avant garde puppet show.

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JERK | Puppetry of the Dennis Nov 6, 2008

by Tania Kupczak

Gisele Vienne's JERK, written by American poet Dennis Cooper, tells the true story of Houston serial killer and necropedophiliac Dean Corll, through the eyes of one of his teenage accomplices, David Brooks. Brooks, superbly played by Jonathan Capdevielle, re-enacts stories of Corll's conquests (he killed at least 27 boys and had sex with their dismembered corpses) through the use of hand puppets.

The puppets are cathartic to Brooks, who attempts to come to a new understanding of his deeds through the reenactments.

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