Yay for Marination Mobile! Nov 23, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Congrats to one of our favorite food vendors, Marination Mobile!

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don't miss 12MM tonight! Nov 23, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

I'm proud the show flows so nicely. It surprised me how 'solo' and 'dance trio' the show is. Duh. Interesting that I had several artists in the evening comment to me how their piece felt out of place with the others. There is no place, which makes them all in place—an entertaining and stimulating place. Read: Bake You A Cake choreographed by Gabriel Bruya is a fifties fantasy dream kitchen with rustic American dresses and stiletto heals, sweeping the floor with sweet smiles, inviting you right in the eye. I could taste those cakes.

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November 12MM Nov 23, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

One of the most enjoyable things for me about this 12 Minutes Max showcase was the progression of pieces throughout the evening. Even though the five out of seven of the pieces are essentially solos, it doesn't feel like a solo-heavy show because three out of five solos involve video, a musical instrument and two puppeteers for the solo puppet. Another thing that caught my eye were the costumes. Jose Amador and Tamer Abdo were both modestly dressed, but each had their own powerful message.

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Last night at Speak & Sing... Nov 19, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Amy O with back-up dancers

Amy O'Neal belts out "Everything She Wants" with support from some very enthusiastic back-up dancers. Click on the photo for more images from the event on our Flickr page.

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Singer to Critic to Curator to Karaoke Host Nov 18, 2009

by Jessica

Regina Hackett lays out Eric Fredericksen's track from singing in the shower to becoming a karaoke host extraordinaire.

Read up on it at Another Bouncing Ball.

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Upcoming 12 Minutes Max Nov 18, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Curating this 12 Minutes Max was truly a pleasure, and I think we selected a knock-out line up. The best part about this 12 Minutes Max is the variety of performances. Not only do we have a variety of styles, like dance, theater, puppetry, and video/performance art, but also a contrast in mood and tone.

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OtB artists in the community Nov 13, 2009

by Jessica

A couple OtB alumni are doing good things around Seattle in the coming weeks. Here are a couple events to add to your calendar:

Paul Taub - Paul is a member of Seattle Chamber Players (coming in Feb 2010) and is currently celebrating 30 years of being a musician in Seattle.

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Nights in White Satin, or Eric Fredericksen + You Will Speak and Sing this Wednesday! Nov 13, 2009

by Mike P

After performing and then working at On the Boards, I have to say that the amount of karaoke I have done has increased about 600%. Which is why I am so excited for Speak and Sing on Wednesday!

Some fond OtB memories for me include jamming into Seattle's Best Karaoke (SBK) with Hand2Mouth Theatre, then with Linas Phillips and Co.

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More ALASKA reviews Nov 11, 2009

by Jessica

Check them out:

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ArtDish reviews ALASKA Nov 9, 2009

by Jessica

Jim Demetre reviews Alaska:

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Seattle Times reviews ALASKA Nov 9, 2009

by Jessica

Jean Lenihan had the following to say about Alaska:

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Diana Szeinblum's Alaska Nov 6, 2009

by Jessica

Does a series of forceful, compelling moments amount to a show? Diana Szeinblum’s Alaska, performed by a quartet of untiring, impervious and inconsolable dancers, consists of a chain of incidents that compound subtly over the course of a quick hour.

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Alaska Nov 6, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

I'm glad I didn't read anything about 'Alaska' before seeing it. I didn't know what to expect; I had no expectation or background or assumption. What I found was four people, not characters or dancers or performers, but people. They each felt the need to MOVE, vigorously and frantically. They moved with an incredible sense of control, and yet they all seemed out of control.

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Alaska choreographed by Diana Szeinblum Nov 6, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

If we examine the darkness in us, where does it go? Does it inflame it? Does it release? Does it spread it around? Although melancholy hangs in the air, the darkness in Alaska is beautiful as it passes out of the bodies of the four dancers in the work. There is pain and there is pleasure, but this organic work gives us time to look and to see the heartache as it escapes.

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Diana Szeinblum | Alaska Nov 6, 2009

by Jessica

Did you see Alaska? Read patron and press reviews, click on the Comments button to read the comments of others and post your own thoughts.

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Interior Design Nov 6, 2009

by Mike P

Diana Szeinblum comes to Seattle with Alaska, a dance theater work that is as heavy as it is light, as aggressive as it is quiet, as mysterious as it is ordinary. It is a lot of contradictory things. It's perhaps an illumination of the fragmented spaces that are in everyone's minds, silent one moment and thunderous, another.

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KUOW previews ALASKA Nov 5, 2009

by Jessica

Local dance guru Alice Kaderlan talks up Diana Szeinblum, Jiri Kylian (whose Petit Mort is having its Seattle premiere as part of Director's Choice @ PNB this weekend and next) and more.

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The SunBreak interviews Diana Szeinblum and previews ALASKA Nov 5, 2009

by Jessica

Here's how Jeremy Barker's preview of Diana Szeinblum's Alaska opens:

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OtB has entered the Twittersphere Nov 5, 2009

by Jessica

Are you on Twitter? OtB has just joined. Follow us for the latest in OtB related news. You'll know it's OtB when you see this little dancer:

kaorisinglesmaller

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Learn about the future of OtB's former home - Washington Hall Nov 3, 2009

by Jessica

4Culture and Historic Seattle are hosting a couple info sessions on what's happening at Washington Hall. Here are the important details:

Monday, November 9, 2009, 6 pm
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 2 pm
153 – 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

More info at the awesome 4Culture blog.

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ALASKA preview on the Slog Nov 3, 2009

by Jessica

Check out what Brendan Kiley has to say about Diana Szeinblum, Crystal Pite and Constanza Macras in this Slog posting. Bonus - check out a short preview video! "Coming Soon: Alaska"

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Power 09: Lane Czaplinski Nov 2, 2009

by Jessica

OtB's artistic director, Lane Czaplinski, is being lauded as one of Seattle's most influential people of 2009 in the latest issue of Seattle Magazine.

Check it out!

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