Help us countdown to next season! Apr 30, 2009

by Jessica

That's right - we're almost ready to let you know what wild things will be on our stages in 09/10.  We'll be announcing the full line-up soon, but while we wait for that day we'll be  giving away tons of OtB goodies on this here blog.  

Everyday, starting on Monday and leading up to the  day of the announcement, there'll be opportunities to  get  fabulous loot like:
-show tickets
-drink vouchers for our lobby bars
-OtB tshirts
-09/10 series subscriptions
-and more!

We can't wait to tell

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Dancer Discount to Mark Morris Dance Group Apr 23, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Our friends over at STG are offering all of you dancers $15 tickets to the Friday, May 1 performance of Mark Morris Dance Group's Mozart Dances. Here are the details on cashing in on this generous offer:

Dancer discount tickets will be in the upper balcony for only $15 (regularly $50 and $35).

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Artdish on Wynne Greenwood Apr 20, 2009

by Jessica

Jim Demetre reviewed Wynne Greenwood over on artdish:

Despite Greenwood’s ability to establish some appropriate tonal variances, Sister never develops enough compositional traction for anything beyond the obvious nature of the allegory to emerge from the stage.

Read more.

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The Stranger on Wynne Greenwood Apr 17, 2009

by Jessica

Jen Graves reviews Sister Taking Nap, calling it "the event of this week." Read her thoughts over on Slog.

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Seattlest on Wynne Greenwood - "5 Semi-Random Thoughts About Sister Taking Nap" Apr 17, 2009

by Jessica

Jeremy Barker offered up 5 random bits about Sister Taking Nap:

1. Wynne Greenwood is a surprisingly natural actor...for a visual artist/musician. She even ad libs well. Someone needs to make sure their cell phone starts ringing during every performance just to see how well she takes it. (Okay, maybe not. Seriously, people.)

Read random throughts 2- 4.

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The Fabre Load Apr 16, 2009

by Jessica

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When looking at the top of that picture, it kind of looks like an ordinary street scene, right? A little bit of traffic, local apartments, etc...

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Wynne Greenwood | Sister Taking Nap Apr 16, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Welcome to our review blog for Sister Taking Nap.Read our patron reviews, press reviews, and click on the Comments button to read the comments of others. Take a moment post your own thoughts!

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Oh Jam Apr 16, 2009

by Lane

Wynne's jam made me think of Teddy's JAM.

-Lane

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Should I Stay? Or Should I Go? Apr 16, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

What follows is an early-morning conversation between Yoko Ott and Scott Lawrimore after a late-night outing to see Sister Taking Nap.   It was the opening night of Wynne Greenwood’s newest performance...

Yoko Ott: After pouring my first cup of coffee this morning, I was compelled to go to the refrigerator, open it, and look for jam.   I found two jars, Pele’s Poha Berry Jam and some peach preserves.   I haven’t used either in eight months.   Both were gifts.

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Wynne Greenwood Apr 16, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

I am NOT sure I'd recommend it to any friends that I can think of , but I was really into it.

I've been thinking a lot lately about how to engage in the present moment   and this piece was nothing if not an exercise in the present moment.

The CARE that Wynne and Gina take to craft these moments is what I think is so interesting. Not really the moments as they play out into a story - or the way they look on stage - and CERTAINLY not anything about what they mean...

Part of what I find refreshing about the piece is that the Meaning felt irrelevant.

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Regina Hackett on Sister Taking Nap Apr 16, 2009

by Jessica

From Another Bouncing Ball:

As presented in Sister Taking A Nap, [Greenwood's character is] a drain on everybody except the members of the audience, who respond to Greenwood's dry wit.

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Sister Taking Nap Apr 16, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

I went to see Wynne Greenwood's piece, Sister Taking Nap, at On the Boards tonight. I don't know too much about her work other than the fact that I should know more. I saw video of her performance work (which is kind of fitting) as Tracy + the Plastics but that's the extent of it.

The set is minimal. Imagination: abundant. Humor is drawn from repetition and keen timing. In this piece she works with Gina Young, of TEAM GINA, who's arms are used by Wynne as both telephone and refrigerator door water dispenser. It's about change.

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Jan Fabre's "absurd wink at the culture of excess" Apr 13, 2009

by Jessica

The Low Countries blog, "an electric spin on the ink yearbook The Low Countries," wrote up a little summary about Jan Fabre as a theater maker and visual artist back in January in advance of the premiere of Orgy of Tolerance

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Blog Round Up | Wynne Greenwood Apr 13, 2009

by Jessica

Here are some folks who are talking about Wynne Greenwood:

Young Creature:

Although many of us may have shed some tears knowing that there will never be another Tracy + the Plastics album, at least we can take refuge in the fact that Wynne Greenwood is still out there making art.

Bad at Sports

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Wynne Greenwood and Tracy + the Plastics Apr 9, 2009

by Jessica

We've talked a lot about Wynne Greenwood in relation to her last performance project, Tracy + the Plastics. The group, which consisted of Wynne and 2 projections of her bandmates (Nikki and Cola, both played by Wynne), toured across the US and quickly became a cult-pop visual art band. Take a peek at this lo-fi video:

(click the image to open up the video in a new window)

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Seattlest recommends Wynne Greenwood Apr 9, 2009

by Jessica

From Jeremy Barker's preview:

Wynne Greenwood's solo electro-pop trio Tracy + the Plastics was one of the most brilliantly conceived and executed performance art projects to come out of the Northwest that we know of, ever.

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Wynne Greenwood in ArtForum Apr 9, 2009

by Jessica

Wynne was asked to write up a little something for  an ArtForum  feature called  500 Words. From artforum.com's intro:

Infused with a solid dose of humor and feminist theory, Wynne Greenwood’s sculptures, videos, and live performances collapse sonic, linguistic, and visual hierarchies in an effort to incite personal and political transformation.

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from the archive: web 1.0 Apr 9, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

otb web announcement

circa 1997.

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The Stranger Suggests - Wynne Greenwood Apr 8, 2009

by Jessica

Jen Graves suggests you catch both the visual art exhibit at the Hedreen and the performance at OtB by Wynne Greenwood:

...Walking between them feels like interrupting something intimate—but what?

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Seattlest on Tanja Liedtke Apr 7, 2009

by Jessica

Jeremy Barker reviews construct:

We've never seen choreography with so much character before, so much personality, to say nothing of such a broad sense of humor.

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Also on the Slog: Rambo Solo Apr 5, 2009

by Jessica

This second Sunday Slog post includes brief snippets of the latest review of Rambo Solo. The newest work from Nature Theater of Oklahoma is a solo performed by Zachary Oberzan (known to Seattle audiences as the cowboy with a troublesome mustache in No Dice). Check it out.

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The Stranger on construct Apr 5, 2009

by Jessica

Brendan Kiley just posted a short review of construct:

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Press Review for construct Apr 3, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Michael Upchurch writes about the show in the Seattle Times

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"All three dancers manage effects you'd otherwise imagine only working in some elaborate, artful water ballet." Apr 3, 2009

by Jessica

Steve Wiecking at Seattle Met just posted a review of construct:

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Tanja Liedtke | construct Apr 3, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Welcome to our review blog for construct. Read our patron reviews, press reviews, and click on the Comments button to read the comments of others. Take a moment post your own thoughts!

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construction Apr 3, 2009

by Jim Kent

When I decided to join the Boy Scouts of America in the fourth grade, I was handed a block of wood and some wheels, and was told to make a car. This car would then be entered into a racing tournament, where there would be a winner, and inevitably some losers. I remember handing it to my dad, who then handed it to a neighbor, and he did all of the design work and constructing of the thing.

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Tanja Liedtke's construct Apr 3, 2009

by Olivier Wevers

Walking into the theatre I found the performance space full of construction material – pieces of wood, ladder, sawhorses, and a boom box playing faint music. The stage was set and gave a raw industrial feel; I had no idea of the life these raw elements would take on as construct unfolded.

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Tanja Liedtke "Construct" at On the Boards Apr 3, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Jim Demetre writes about the show over at artdish:

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Tanja Liedtke - recommended Apr 3, 2009

by Jessica

Some folks think construct is do not miss:
Seattlest

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construct Apr 3, 2009

by Ken Shear

Construct, a fine, fun performance that gives "dance workshop" a whole new meaning, is not to be missed. An hour where a whole lot happens. Brilliant conception, three wonderful dancers. Polyglot vocabulary of movement and theatrics. Dance macabre, dance satirical, dance mechanical, energetic dance of delight.

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Thoughts on Tanja Liedtke's construct Apr 3, 2009

by Keely Meehan

Opening with a scene that had the audience guffawing, the dancers in construct build image upon image with exacting grace. The imagery is humorous and dark and slips easily between slapstick and poignancy. As the piece progressed I often found myself surprised at how quietly the jokes had turned on their heads, becoming achingly serious.

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