Blog Giveaway | Day 3 Apr 30, 2010

by Jessica

Welcome back for Day 3! Here's today's question: The hot topic in NYC lately is how the line between performance and visual art is becoming increasingly blurred.

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Congrats to Day 2's winner... Apr 30, 2010

by Jessica

....Kasia!

Here's what she thought is one of the biggest arts stories so far in 2010:

I may just be thinking locally here, but my mind immediately goes to 4Culture’s funding issues, and the push to get funding bills through the Legislature in a short, overloaded session (and then some!). Not particularly artistic, but it definitely got the policy nerd in me talking!

Read what other other commenters had to say about big art stories in 2010.

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Blog Giveaway | Day 2 Apr 29, 2010

by Jessica

Welcome to Day 2 of the OtB blog giveaway! Here’s today’s question:

What do you think is the major arts story so far in 2010?

This could be any features or stories in the arts field that got you talking, posting links on facebook  or commenting in other places (eg the Bill T.

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Congrats to Day 1's winner... Apr 29, 2010

by Jessica

...Cassie Wallender!

Her favorite moment of the past 09/10 season:

Seattle Children’s Theatre’s A Tale of Two Cities. It was great because I was able to bring my 9 year old little sister to the theatre and introduce her to the joys of watching a play together.

Read what other people said about their favorite moments of the past year. Everyone who commented is now in the running for two 10/11 subscriptions!

Stay tuned for Day 2's question.

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Prepping for the 10/11 announcement Apr 28, 2010

by Jessica

OtB staff is busy getting ready to announce  the 10/11 season. Glitter, pipe cleaners, pine cones and paint are all factoring large.

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[Photo by Tania Kupczak]

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Blog Giveaway | Day 1 Apr 28, 2010

by Jessica

Welcome to Day 1 of the OtB blog giveaway!

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Second Annual Blog Give-Away Apr 27, 2010

by Jessica

 ”¦or how you can win 2 Complete Series Subscriptions for the 10/11 Season

Last year we counted down to the announcement of the new season by giving away prizes, including a Complete Series Subscription. We’re continuing the tradition this year with our second annual blog give-away.

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A quick guide to Rimini Protokoll Apr 26, 2010

by Jessica

Rimini Protokoll is one of the most in-demand set of theater makers in the world. It’s a bold statement to make, but one that we think is worthy. Here’s why:

*They create performance that question the very form of theater.

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West reviews from around town Apr 26, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

The latest round-up of reviews for the "Awesome" show...

An Enjoyable Hard-Shelled Crab on the Teen Tix blog

West at On the Boards is kinda sorta Awesome on Seattle Gay Scene

West's Wanderings are Only a Little Less Than "Awesome" on the SunBreak

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Manifest Destiny / American Progress / Spirit of the Frontier Apr 23, 2010

by Jessica

This John Gast painting is briefly referenced in the show:

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Read a little bit about it here.

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Western Mythology Apr 23, 2010

by Mike P

I moved to the West coast ten years ago. One thing I have always regretted was not traveling by land to get here. I imagine the physical passage through the enormous American landscape to be a profound, challenging, dramatic experience.

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Washington Hall is alive again! Apr 23, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

Not only will  Washington Hall will reopen with a big party on Saturday, May 1st, it's also in the running with 24 other historic properties to receive $1 Million in preservation funds!

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Seattle Times reviews West Apr 23, 2010

by Jessica

Michael Upchurch at Seattle Times reviews West:

In "West," their epic-scale and near-epic-length new show at On the Boards, the video wizardry of "Awesome" (always in quotes) has taken a quantum leap. The white silhouette of a galloping horse ripples across a rugged backdrop. A night-sky is unveiled inside a packing crate. Trickles of blood drip down from where you least expect them.

These fancy flourishes are all part of a dreamlike meditation on the myths and transformations of the American West that's both ambitious and ambiguous.

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"Awesome" at On the Boards Apr 23, 2010

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by Jeffery Fracé

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by Anne Blackburn

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"Awesome" | West Apr 22, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

Did you come see  West? Leave us a comment below if you were wowed, annoyed, moved to drinking, or otherwise affected by the show.

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Previews and more for "Awesome" Apr 22, 2010

by Jessica

Here's what some publications around Seattle are saying about West:

"Prepare yourself for seductive tunes with rich harmonies (you can sample three on On the Boards' Web site) and a healthy dose of frontier surrealism." - Seattle Times

""Awesome," the seven-piece theater/art-rock/garage band that, over the past five years, has threatened to redefine the A

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"Awesome"'s set arrives Apr 19, 2010

by Jessica

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[OtB technical director Rich gets ready to go up in the genie amidst the "Awesome" set]

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Teen Tix speed dates with "Awesome" Apr 15, 2010

by Jessica

Teen Tix, Seattle's amazing arts access program for teenagers, met 6 of the 7 members of "Awesome last week for a round of speed dating style interviews.

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APPLY NOW: The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010-2011 Apr 14, 2010

by Jessica

It’s back! The competition which gives 12 contemporary dance makers the chance to showcase their work to win $10,000 and still has people talking about dance months after the curtain went down will return to OtB in the 10/11 season.

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Gift from Heaven Apr 12, 2010

by Jessica

OtB's dressing rooms have been accumulating autographs, posters and gifts from artists over the years.

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"Awesome" preview in the P.I. Apr 12, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

Chris Grygiel at the Seattle P.I. posted this preview of West

If you're going to call yourself "Awesome," you'd better have a good sense of humor or be very, very good.

"Awesome," the seven-piece Seattle band/performance troupe, doesn't take itself too seriously. And they've definitely got the skills to match the lofty status their name implies.

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"Awesome" and Matthew Richter on Art Zone Apr 9, 2010

by Jessica

Seattle Channel's Art Zone gives a litle behind the scenes look at West in the newest episode. Watch it online or catch it while it's on channel Cable 21:

Fri | Apr 9 | 8pm & 11:30pm
Sat | Apr 10 | 8:30pm    &  10:30pm

Thanks to Nancy Guppy, Valerie Vozza and Kathy Touhey for the great profile!

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Washington Hall party May 1 & 2 Apr 9, 2010

by Jessica

OtB's former home, Washington Hall, has received some TLC over the past few months and is reopening with a bang in 3 weeks. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information!

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Seattlest reviews Heaven Apr 6, 2010

by Jessica

Amy Mikel on Heaven:

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The SunBreak reviews Heaven Apr 5, 2010

by Jessica

Jeremy Barker at the SunBreak had this (and more) to say about Heaven:

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Teen Tix reviews Heaven Apr 5, 2010

by Jessica

Teen Tix sent a blogger and her brother to check out the show this past weekend:

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New dance blog by Alice Kaderlan reviews Heaven Apr 3, 2010

by Jessica

Dance critic Alice Kaderlan has a brand new blog at seattlepi.com where she reviews Heaven:

The translucent white lighting and the flowing white costumes immediately convey ritual and sanctity. It's as though we've entered hallowed ground and we are as much a part of the experience as the performers we're watching.

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Heaven Can't Wait! Apr 3, 2010

by Adam

Morgan Thorson's Heaven provides us with a frozen spiritual. Set against a stark white back drop with floating icicle like beads and glistening sheer curtains on the side, the performance opens with the howl of a wind fan, as the dancers glide slowly in formation across the white floor.

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Seattle Times reviews Heaven Apr 2, 2010

by Jessica

Michael Upchurch reviews Heaven at On the Boards:

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Prairie Grasses Burning with Reverie Apr 2, 2010

by Shango

I was healed and delivered tonight at the Morgan Thorson/ Low performance at On the Boards. It was easily my favorite dance performance of the OTB season. I ended the show with a warm smile and cleansed of my transgressions. Don't miss it. You owe yourself something this good. So much of what usually attracts me to contemporary dance are the engaging synthetics of the modern oeuvre.

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where we belong. Apr 2, 2010

by Marissa

After Thursday night's performance of Heaven I sat with Spencer Moody and a small group of friends at Mecca and we traded thoughts on the collaboration between Low and Thorsen. Everyone agreed that the integration of musicians moving and dancers vocalizing was natural and seamless.

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Morgan Thorson | Low | Heaven Apr 1, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

Did you come see Heaven? Leave us a comment below if you were tickled, annoyed, moved to ecstasy, or otherwise affected by the show.

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Previews of Heaven Apr 1, 2010

by Jessica

Here's what people are daying about Heaven as we get ready for opening night:

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