Monday, May 4 we announce our 15/16 Season! We have a ton of amazing artists headed to OtB soon. Familiar faces, new artists, locak, national, and international work...these artists are defining contemporary performance worldwide and YOU will have the opportunity to see them up-close and personal.
I attended Beware of the Dandelions this past Thursday evening and I will make sure that I attend another show before it ends. The piece done by Complex Movementsdynamically links art and social activism. The journey of Beware of the Dandelions engages the audience in dialogue and helps them address the core challenges within their communities.
Beware of Dandelions takes you into a post-apolyptic lifepod and confronts you with a cross between a clubbing experience and a deeply immersive recolonization of the mind. Are we the survivors? Are we the control or the experimental group? Was the price of survival worth it?
Kate Wallich has put together a team of talented artists for an honest and relevant performance. Combining their strengths she presented one of the most innovative productions I have ever seen at On the Boards.
The stage is curtainless and the walls exposed, with two abstract paintings hanging from the ceiling. On the left, potted plants are scattered amongst brilliantly white shoes and a basketball of the same color. Before the show begins, a video is playing, projected on the wall above the plants.
Dark. Daunting. Dangerous. This is the aura emanating from the video playing on the wall as you wait for the show to start. A rowdy party with alcohol and dancing wouldn’t usually seem ominous, but On the Boards’ Splurge Land by Kate Wallich/The YC made it just that, very fitting given the mood of the dance.