Master Class | History and Evolution of B-Boying Sep 30, 2014
8PM RECORD RELEASE
8:45 PUMPKIN CONTEST
9PM FILM SCREENING
POST-SHOW COSTUME CONTEST
I was surprised and fascinated by the unintended Buddhist undercurrents in Germinal. The actors blossom in their awareness of language, perception, and ego – and the role that thought plays in manifesting reality. As the actors divided their experiences into “poc poc” (material) and “not poc poc” (immaterial) and somewhere in between – “ouch and poc poc” (i.e.
It started with lights flickering and it gave me the thought that they were having technical difficulties but in fact that was part of the story. Lights led to movements which led to words, French words English words and Japanese words too! The characters were needing to figure out everything in their universe from the beginning and communication was the first thing on the list !
Germinal is a very fertile show that successfully renders the complexity of human kind from a social, science and philosophical perspectives without loosing its sense or non-sense . The humor and “decalage” shade a light tone and contribute to a very celebratory and stimulating performance.
When Antoine Defoort & Halory Goerger's GERMINAL was described to me, the first thing that came to mind was the book The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, which explores, "How our planet would respond without the relentless pressure of human presence." I imagined our four newly conscious humans perplexedly making their way through the detritus of our once brilliant civilization.
Receiving encrypted information of a societal reset, discovering language like deciphering ancient paintings of spaceships on rocks carbon-dated to over a million years old.
OtB's production crew gets busy with the French tech team as they put together the intricate and multi-layered set for GERMINAL.
As GERMINAL began last night, the woman behind me alarmingly whispered to her date, “What is that man doing?!”
Four errant spirits becoming self aware within the vastness of space, extend their newly discovered powers of creation, test the limits of cause and effect, take a few wrong turns and finally reach the commonwealth of harmony, literally; all enacted wit
Ambassador Theresa Crim partnered with Seattle-based creative director Strath Shepard to pull together a playlist for the OtB lobby during GERMINAL. The list consists of 52 songs - a song for each week of a calendar year, "each song represents a different aspect of building or
OtB's Erin Jorgensen talks with French artists Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger about their work GERMINAL. How they talk about their piece, how they started working together, interview strategies, and most importantly - what's in their suitcase.
Lots of OtB presence in The Stranger's A&P Fall Arts guide!
"'I think love in that process is...being able to let the other one go his own way, even if you think 'oh god, this is crappy.'" –Halory Goerger
Can contemporary dance and rock n' roll ever be friends?
The mini-sodes continue with OtB's Artistic Director Lane Czaplinski and sidekick Erin Jorgensen. This time they chat about the live music in the 14/15 season and OtB's next performance GERMINAL, Sep 25 - 28, 2014.
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