Inside you there is something uncivilized, miserable, hungry and to put it frankly-- grubby and no matter how much you try to paste a well-behaved pretty face atop it will always be there just under the skin screaming for attention. Your ill-tempered, self-indulgent inner child so to speak. tEEth let this part of themselves run the show from start to finish.
I was under the misconception this was a dance show, but really it is more of a multi-media musical theater piece. tEEth has a lot of things going for them. A physically diverse and courageous cast.
Three out three publications/blogs around Seattle recommend tEEth and the world premiere of Grub:
"tEEth isn't a dance company - it's a dream machine." - The Stranger
When searching for "Seattle + tEEth + Grub + On the Boards", one of the options Google gave me was this video of a hamster eating popcorn on a piano. What this has to do with tEEth, I'm not sure. And why Google didn't give me something more along the lines of this clip from tEEth's production Abracadaver, I really don't know...
Seattle dance critic Alice Kaderlan talks up tEEth and some of the trends happening in NW dance at the moment (bonus - she also mentions OtB alumni, locust) on KUOW's Sound Focus program.
Listen to what's happening in dance around Seattle starting around the 34 minute mark.
From Seattle Magazine:
"This premiere work, Grub, promises to be no less eerie, and equally skillful and compelling."
Read what else they had to say about tEEth's upcoming appearance at OtB.
...and this performance...
...have something in common. Check the comments for the answer!
Portland's tEEth is coming to OtB in less than 2 weeks. The up-and-coming company shocked and delighted audiences at the 2007 NW New Works Festival and we're thrilled to be bringing them back.
You can learn all about tEEth on their website.
Check out these local reviews for the Lost Action performance here at OtB:
Seattle Times – Dance review: "Lost Action" weaves a sobering tale
Seattle PI – Kidd Pivot's 'Lost Action' is amazing
Seattle Magazine (blog) – A Must-See Ballet of Poppin’ and Lockin’
Welcome to our review blog for Lost Action. Read our patron reviews, click on the Comments button to read the comments of others and post your own thoughts.
The short of it: go see this show. If you love dance, this show will remind you why. If you don’t like dance, this show will make you say, “okay, dance sucks, EXCEPT for Kidd Pivot. ” Go see this show.
The long(er) of it: Kidd Pivot’s Lost Action was the first show that I’ve seen at On the Boards in which I enter the theatre hoping that it’s going to be a specific something, and it turns out to be exactly that.