Jérôme Bel: Pichet Klunchun and Myself Oct 31, 2013

by Erin

Another performance in a similar vein to Cédric Andrieux is Bel's 2007 work, Pichet Klunchun and Myself. Strangely enough, the piece features Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun and Mr. Bel himself.

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NEW! Youth Master Class Oct 31, 2013

by Monique

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Jérôme Bel: Veronique Doisneau Oct 30, 2013

by Erin

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there/here (echoed throes of rebellion) Oct 29, 2013

by Nikolai Lesnikov

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grain is the blood
of the sacrificial bull.

where are the cattle?
everywhere the moon wanes.

we [the people] are the cattle
of the nemesis of anonymous.

may we steal ourselves
and be free to move om

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I wasn't going to write this piece. Oct 29, 2013

by Tessa Hulls

I wasn't going to write this piece. 

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"an offering of transcendent power" - The Seattle Times weighs in on Gregory Maqoma Oct 28, 2013

by Erin

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Exit/Exist Oct 26, 2013

by Roberto Morales

Exit/Exist was hypnotic and delicate like fine silk touching my senses.

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"collaborating with ancestors to tell a new story" - Common Observer culture blog reviews Exit/Exist Oct 26, 2013

by Erin

photo by John Hogg

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Imagining Unwritten Histories: Gregory Maqoma Oct 26, 2013

by Ruth Wikler-Luker

As a child growing up in the American Midwest in the 1980s, I remember learning about the fight against apartheid in South Africa, mainly by watching powerful movies like Biko and A World Apart.

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Gregory Maqoma: Man is cattle and land, and the cattle and land are man. Oct 26, 2013

by Rosa Singer

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"reaches an almost spiritual place..." - read the City Arts review Oct 26, 2013

by Erin

"The collaborative work, from Maqoma and his dance troupe Vuyani Dance Theatre...reaches an almost spiritual place, enveloped by the unexplainable magic that occurs with some performances."

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"delicate, isolated precision" - The Sunbreak reviews Exit/Exist Oct 26, 2013

by Erin

"...the changes from one emotional state to another, which are the salient part of plot, could not be more clear. As one member of the audience said, we understand the story in our bodies rather than our minds."

 

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"Revelatory Feet" - The Stranger Slog reviews Exit/Exist Oct 25, 2013

by Erin

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Exit/Exist...Remember! Oct 25, 2013

by Eric Pitsenbarger

The story of a revered South African chief, hounded and eventually squashed by colonialism is ripe for fable. A poignant chapter in a brutal history; ugly evidence of the cynical machine that chewed up lives and reduced one proud culture to supposed oblivion.

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"A captivating tour de force" - Audience reviews for Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre Oct 25, 2013

by Erin

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Chief Maqoma Oct 24, 2013

by Erin

Chief Maqoma

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"We are all essential descendants of our histories" - Gregory Maqoma Oct 24, 2013

by Erin

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Race Alive Citywide Exploration Oct 24, 2013

by Erin

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Giuliano Modarelli - guitarist for Gregory Maqoma Oct 23, 2013

by Erin

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STOMPY'S POST-SHOW MUSIC PARTY Oct 22, 2013

by Erin

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Kinetic Maxim: The Experimental Movements of Gregory Maqoma Oct 22, 2013

by Erin

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"Mesmerizing dance and music" - The Washington Post reviews Exit/Exist Oct 22, 2013

by Erin

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Gregory Maqoma Co-Curator's Note - from STG's Vivian Phillips Oct 20, 2013

by Erin

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Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium Oct 18, 2013

by Erin

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Identity, Diversity, and Modernity in an Urban Cultural Cocktail Oct 18, 2013

by Erin

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Get to Know Gregory Maqoma with "Beautiful Me" Oct 17, 2013

by Erin

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Codified desperation in a high school gym. Oct 15, 2013

by Eric Olson

After attending The Quartet, I drove home with a friend and we talked about the show. Our discussions touched on vulnerability, narrative, hopelessness, and desire. The sparse and repetitious performance left room for a lot of self-reflection, and I was left questioning the worth and value in production.  What is pushing me to continue the never ending cycle of art production?

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Music Workshop with "Complete" from Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre Oct 15, 2013

by Monique

African Music Exploration and Demonstration
Based on the music from Exit/Exist by Gregory Maqoma/ Vuyani Dance Theatre

Presented by On the Boards, STG, and Northwest Folklife

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Beautiful and Painful Oct 14, 2013

by Catherine Fritz

To say that I enjoyed watching the quartet, a minimalist ballet from Heather Kravas that ran at On the Boards this past weekend, is perhaps not fully accurate. I did enjoy the show, it's just that I also cringed, squirmed on the uncomfortable bleacher seating, craned my neck, plugged my ears, and nearly fell asleep.

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Heather Kravas Tortured Me & I Loved It. Oct 13, 2013

by Nari Baker

"The nail that sticks up will be hammered down" is a Korean proverb that ran through my mind while watching Heather Kravas', the quartet, last Thursday. It was unforgiving, unrelenting and punishing. I was anxious and tense the entire time. I wanted to cover my eyes frequently. I loved it. 

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"They seriously committed to those riffs" - audience member reviews "the quartet" Oct 12, 2013

by Richard Lefebvre

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"fascinating..." - City Arts reviews "the quartet" Oct 11, 2013

by Erin

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"astonishing" - reviews from the audience Oct 11, 2013

by Erin

"the quartet" illustration by Edwin Fotheringham

"Ms. Kravas' creations conspired to undo any normal possibility of remembering exactly what happened last night."

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"simultaneously simple and complex" - The Seattle Times reviews "the quartet" Oct 11, 2013

by Erin

"Heather Kravas’ dance-work the quartet is, in part, about making you wait.

Cool, concise and sometimes fascinating, it’s minimalist fare that keeps its viewers guessing.

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The late quartets Oct 11, 2013

by Omar Willey

Invocation arrests. Prayer states. Chant repeats. All are spiritual. The spirit is the theme. The body is the means.

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IDEAS BEHIND THE QUARTET: CHEERLEADING ROUTINES + DAFT PUNK Oct 8, 2013

by Erin

More inspiration from choreographer Heather Kravas:

1. The Daft Punk Tron soundtrack

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HEATHER KRAVAS IN ARTFORUM Oct 8, 2013

by Erin

"The Green Surround." Photo by Jason Starckie

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Kravas dancer Liz Santoro wins Bessie Award Oct 8, 2013

by Erin

 Liz Santoro in "We Do Our Best". Photo by Ryutaro Mishima

Congratulations to Paris/NY choreographer and Kravas performer Liz Santoro, 2013 Bessie Award winner.

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HEATHER KRAVAS INTERVIEW Oct 7, 2013

by Erin

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IDEAS BEHIND "THE QUARTET": MACHINE DANCE, MOSCOW BALLET SCHOOL Oct 6, 2013

by Erin

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IDEAS BEHIND "THE QUARTET": SPACE FICTION Oct 5, 2013

by Erin

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THE SOUND OF THE QUARTET Oct 4, 2013

by Erin

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THE RE-PERFORMER Oct 3, 2013

by Erin

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Heather Kravas in City Arts Magazine Oct 3, 2013

by Erin

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Master Class/Workshop with Heather Kravas and Rebecca Brooks Oct 3, 2013

by Monique

HEATHER KRAVAS | the quartet
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 | Noon @ OtB | $12 ($7 with ticket stub)
RSVP to Sean Ryan

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OtB Ticket System Upgrade Oct 1, 2013

by Monique

We are upgrading our ticketing system here at On the Boards TOMORROW between 7am and 10am, Thu, Oct 3!

Check back after 10am when online ticket sales should be up and running or call the box office during open hours (3-6pm).

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