Filming in progress: Bruno Beltrao | Grupo de Rua Jan 31, 2010

by Jessica

At this very moment there are about 4 cameras in the theater recording H3 for OntheBoards.tv.

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Master Class with Bruno Duarte Jan 31, 2010

by Jessica

If you couldn't make it to the master class on Saturday, check out this YouTube video of Grupo de Rua member Bruno Duarte leading local dancers in a routine and then taking the stage solo. It's a short :78, but offers a fun peek into the afternoon.

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H3 - there's never the snapping when you want it Jan 29, 2010

by Stephanie

'It's about the movement in relation to the space not just the movement for movement's sake.' That was what my friend Josh said after several conversations we had about Bruno Beltrao's H3. I liked the group better than the parts, I never let go of the sound of the sneakers on the marley and I desperately wanted them to go into a West Side Story snapping bit, but alas twas not to be.

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H3 reviews around Seattle Jan 29, 2010

by Jessica

Here are some of the reviews that have come in so far of Bruno Beltrao | Grupo de Rua at On the Boards: "The show then explodes into a form of controlled kinetic madness ”¦and never really lets up." - Comments (0) Read More

A psychedelic remix of this dance genre we thought we knew. Jan 29, 2010

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by Shango Los

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Bruno Beltrao blog Jan 28, 2010

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by Danny Herter

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Share your Valentines story, win some Break a Heart tickets Jan 28, 2010

by Jessica

Valentines tends to bring back some of the most pleasurable and painful memories. We're looking for people willing to share their Valentines Day stories - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Leave your story below in the comments (200 words or less, please) and you'll be entered to win a pair of tickets to OtB's Break a Heart, in which 9 local contemporary dance all stars get together to take on the theme of love.

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Warming up with Grupo de Rua Jan 28, 2010

by Jessica

Grupo de Rua just arrived at OtB and begin warming up for tonight's performance by playing some soccer:

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[photo by Jess Massart]

ETA - This is the second time that we've had some kind of sports happening on our Mainstage. Can't remember the first time?

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Editing THE SHIPMENT Jan 27, 2010

by Jessica

Here's a snapshot of the process of editing THE SHIPMENT for OntheBoards.tv that comes courtesy of Matt Daniels at Thinklab, Inc: Comments (0) Read More

Nine Men! Grupo de Rua's H3 Opens tomorrow Jan 27, 2010

by Mike P

It's been quite a season at On the Boards this year, and this month has been jam packed so far with some awesome dance.

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OntheBoards.tv on ArtZone Jan 26, 2010

by Jessica

Check out this OntheBoards.tv mention, Friday the 22nd of January on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy.   She skyps with Brangien Davis about the latest art news – the first one being OntheBoards.tv.   The conversation begins about 7.5 minutes in.

Watch it!

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Update: OntheBoards.tv on the blogs Jan 26, 2010

by Jessica

Here's a quick Tuesday morning roundup of what people are saying about OntheBoards.tv around the internet:

"You know that digital revolution some have been talking about coming to theatre?   Well: it's here." - The Playgoer

"This is the first site of it’s kind to present complete, sometimes challenging, contemporary performances." - Art Here an

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Retribution Gospel Choir Jan 25, 2010

by Jessica

A band called Retribution Gospel Choir has been getting ample air time lately on KEXP. If you've caught them being played on the station, they might sound familiar since their lead singer is the one-and-only Alan Sparhawk of Low.

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Linas Phillips' Bass Ackwards now available to rent on YouTube Jan 25, 2010

by Jessica

With the Sundance debut of Linas Phillip's film Bass Ackwards only days away, a new program at YouTube will allow you to watch his film now.

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Reposted: Wayne Ashley interviews Lane Czaplinski about OntheBoards.tv Jan 23, 2010

by Jessica

Dr. Wayne Ashley, founding director of FuturePerfect, interviews OtB Artistic Director Lane Czaplinski about the launch of OntheBoards.tv

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More reviews from the road: Grupo de Rua Jan 23, 2010

by Jessica

Here's some of the latest reviews on Grupo de Rua: "The head spin is to hip-hop what the pirouette is to ballet: a feat both impressive and bizarre.

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NY Times feature on OntheBoards.tv Jan 23, 2010

by Jessica

The NY Times article about  Ontheboards.tv begins like this:

For some Cinderellas a fairy godmother delivers a prince. For others?

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OntheBoards.tv trailers Jan 22, 2010

by Jessica

We've started uploading our trailers and such to a brand-spanking-new YouTube account!

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OntheBoards.tv coverage: Day 1 Jan 21, 2010

by Jessica

OntheBoards.tv has been live for about 5 hours and some blogs/radio are already talking about it:
CultureBot

KUOW/NPR

The Stranger's Slog

Check out OntheBoards.tv for yourself and let u

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OntheBoards.tv is ALIVE! Jan 21, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

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Today we launched a brand new programming initiative: OntheBoards.tv. It's high definition performance videos on-demand, available to rent or purchase and watch on your tv, computer or mobile device of choice.

Join us TONIGHT from 6   - 8pm on the Merrill Wright Mainstage for our Launch Party! Grab a cocktail, hear more about the site and get sneak peeks of performances.

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More 3Seasons reviews Jan 19, 2010

by Jessica

The reviews for 3Seasons keep coming in:

Last weekend saw the first performance from Whim W’him, the HOTT new dance company formed in 2009 by PNB principle dancer Olivier Wevers.

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PuSh notes on Best Before Jan 19, 2010

by Jessica

The world premiere of Best Before by the European company Rimini Protokoll is swiftly approach in Vancouver BC.

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Dance Magazine on Grupo de Rua Jan 19, 2010

by Jessica

Dance Magazine covers the inaugural US tour of Grupo de Rua in their January issue:

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ArtZone recommends H3 Jan 19, 2010

by Jessica

Nancy Guppy and ArtZone recommend you check out the Seattle debut of H3 from Bruno Beltrao | Grupo de Rua. Check out the latest episode of Artzone, which also features local painter Whiting Tennis and singer Choklate.

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Financial Times reviews 3Seasons Jan 18, 2010

by Jessica

The Financial Times in the UK has just posted a review of 3Seasons:

In September, when Olivier Wevers announced the details of his new company Whim W’Him, he lit a fuse of excitement that has burned steadily in the Seattle dance community ever since. Why the furore?

Read the full review.

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Reviews from the road: Grupo de Rua Jan 17, 2010

by Jessica

Grupo de Rua is keeping busy in January with a 3 week, 7 stop tour.

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Olivier Wever's 3Seasons Jan 16, 2010

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by Catherine Cabeen

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On 3Seasons Jan 16, 2010

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by Matthew Echert

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Comments on 3Seasons Jan 16, 2010

by Jessica

There were many good things about last night's performance by Whim W'Him. It was gratifying to see On the Boards profiting from the first of three sold-out shows and to know that some PNB audience members were becoming better acquainted with what OtB has to offer. It was a pleasure to watch five of PNB's best dancers performing up close, something that ordinarily happens only at Friday previews.

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Seattle Times reviews 3Seasons Jan 16, 2010

by Jessica

Michael Upchurch on 3Seasons:

"I would say do anything you can — cash in your life insurance, pawn your children, whatever it takes — to grab a ticket to "3Seasons," the first full-length evening of work by Olivier Wevers and his new dance company, Whim W'Him."

Read the full review.

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Olivier Wevers | Whim W'Him Jan 16, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

Did you see 3Seasons? Click on the Comments button to read the comments of others and post your own thoughts.

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Meet Grupo de Rua Jan 14, 2010

by Jessica

While the Grupo de Rua site is entirely in Portuguese, it's worth a  look and a  rough google-translation-enhanced read.

Click here for more on the men of Grupo de Rua.

H3, armazà©m 1

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3Season previews Jan 14, 2010

by Jessica

Are you coming to world premiere of 3Seasons this weekend? Want some material to help you prep for it? Here's a small handful of new preview pieces for you to check out:

"The choreographic style he's developed in the past few years is also virtuosic and quirky, a highly physical, musical, and detailed approach.

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KUOW's Front Row Center at 3Seasons Jan 13, 2010

by Jessica

Did you know that KUOW has started a performance club? Hosted by Marcie Sillman, the club will host post-show discussions at local restaurants and bars following select performances around Seattle. On Sun, Jan 17, they'll be launching the club at the Sitting Room following that evening's performance of 3Seasons.

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Bruno Beltrao at the Wexner: "something virtuosic" Jan 12, 2010

by Jessica

A couple days agao Bruno Beltrao and Grupo de Rua made a one night stop at the Wexner. The Dispatch had the following to say about the performance:

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More pictures from the OtB.tv panel at PS122 Jan 12, 2010

by Jessica

Here are a few more images from a panel discussion that we hosted at PS122 to discuss the swiftly approaching launch of OntheBoards.tv. Many thanks to PS122 and their incredible staff for having us!

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OtB.tv at PS122 in NYC Jan 11, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

OtB artistic director Lane Czaplinski and managing director Sarah Wilke, along with Thinklab producer/director Matt Daniels presented some video clips from our almost-ready OtB.tv program at PS122 in New York this afternoon.

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3Seasons Preview in the Seattle Times Jan 10, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

Seattle Times writer Michael Upchurch on the upcoming Whim W'Him show.

For Seattle dance lovers, the members of Whim W'Him, a newly founded Seattle dance company, are a known quantity.

They're four stellar performers from Pacific Northwest Ballet (Chalnessa Eames, Kaori Nakamura, Jonathan Porretta, Lucien Postlewaite), another gifted quartet from Spectrum Dancer Theater (Ty Alexander Cheng, Hannah Lagerway, Kylie Lewallen, Vincent Lopez), and an eye-catching loner, Jim Kent, who has danced with Mark Haim ("Goldberg Variations") and Scott/Powell Performance.

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3Seasons Composer Byron Au Yong's musicians Jan 7, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

Whim W'Him's 3Seasons composer Byron Au Yong announced his line-up of musicians for next weekend's performance here at OtB on his blog today.

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OntheBoards.tv Audio Interview Jan 7, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

Dr. Wayne Ashley, founding director of FuturePerfect, interviews OtB Artistic Director Lane Czaplinski about the launch of OntheBoards.tv

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Inside 3Seasons rehearsals with Olivier Wevers and Co Jan 7, 2010

by Jessica

Here's a little peek at some rehearsal images for 3Seasons, courtesy of La Vie photography: Comments (0) Read More

Jerk returns to North America Jan 6, 2010

by Jessica

08/09's controversial puppet piece  Jerk is returning stateside with performances in NYC and Vancouver BC. When we showed the North American premiere of the piece it was a solidly sold out experience.

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One reviewer takes on the entirety of The A.W.A.R.D. Show Jan 6, 2010

by Jessica

The intrepid Jim Demetre has posted a review of each and every single night of The A.W.A.R.D. Show! on ArtDish. Thoughts on all the performers, the format of the event, post-show conversations and more are included. The article starts out:

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Shiny new glow-in-the-dark buttons Jan 4, 2010

by Jessica

We're getting ready for the launch of OntheBoards.tv. To help us get ready, we've made some new buttons. Here's one design (accompanied by a vintage Compagnie Marie Chouinard button):

OtBtv button
[Photo by Jess Massart]

Best part? It glows in the dark.

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"Awesome" holidays Jan 4, 2010

by Jessica

What were OtB artists up to during the holidays? "Awesome", for one,  played at Winterfest and had an impromptu  moment one evening that the Seattle PI declared to be British Idol-esque:

During a technical glitch in the performance, the lead singer who had noticed this Seattle Center local singing along in the audience motioned him to come forward. They talked for a few seconds and, Preacher John, as he is known began singing into "Awesome's" mic in this bluesy, gospel voice about the Lord and salvation.

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Bruno Beltrao | Grupo de Rua PODCAST Jan 4, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

Coming to see H3? We've just published the companion podcast "Many Moons: Hip Hop, Global Mass Culture & the Planetary Popular" by Georgia Roberts, Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Bothell

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Performers and Designers in 3Seasons Jan 4, 2010

by Jessica

Can't wait until the Jan 15 premiere of 3Seasons to learn more about the cast and crew?

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