Amy O'Neal in the Seattle Weekly Sep 18, 2014

by Erin

"As a white woman working in a style first developed by black men, O’Neal found herself challenged from multiple sides. Was she authentic? Was she respectful? Was she working sincerely or just another white artist appropriating African-American culture? Disturbed by the controversy, she turned to Rennie Harris—a nationally known artist based in Philadelphia and one of the first breakdancers to create work for concert venues (he’s performed here at On the Boards)—whom she considers a mentor. His advice was to 'know her history' cold—to be able to demonstrate where her influences came from and explain how she learned them."

Read the entire article in the Seattle Weekly

photo by Nate Waters

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OtB in the A&P Fall Arts Guide Sep 12, 2014

by Erin

Lots of OtB presence in The Stranger's A&P Fall Arts guide! A lovely photo of Murphy/Lachow's The Man Who Can Forget Anything (featuring dancer Marissa Niederhauser), a photo of Tere O'Connor's company, a call-out for NW New Works applications (due Mon, Oct 27!) and Open Studio ideas, and a TBA ad from our friends at PICA featuring ...

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Goerger & Defoort Interview on OK Radio Sep 11, 2014

by Erin

"'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

The creators of Germinal (and numerous other projects) work it out on OK Radio with Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper (Nature Theater of Oklahoma). 

Listen to interview here (scroll down a bit)
Check out all the other great & FREE OK Radio interviews on their site, or download their podcast app and listen anywhere.


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Contemporary Dance vs. Rock n' Roll Sep 10, 2014

by Erin

Can contemporary dance and rock n' roll ever be friends? 

Halory Goerger (as contemporary dance) and Arnaud Boulogne (as rock n' roll) do some side-by-side comparisons of the two via walking, talking, breathing, standing, fashion, coolness-factor, and more.

Familiarize yourself with Goerger's brand of humor + intellect in this series of videos.

(In French. But still super funny if you don't understand French.)

 

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LIVE MUSIC, THEATER MAGIC, AND GERMINAL Sep 8, 2014

by Monique

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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A Letter to Gob Squad after Super Night Shot Sep 8, 2014

by Joyce S.C. Liao

Dear Gob Squad:

I’m so glad you guys come to Seattle to help fighting against isolation, first because you guys are already my superheroes. I love the warmth and willingness in your piece that are so essential, and are what I’m craving for. The mist of isolation, around me, dissipated when you guys showed up on the screen.

It is now Sunday 10:40am when I’m writing this letter; I’m in Walleye, a writing workshop, facilitated by my friend Noam this Sunday. Like Super Night Shot, the creative writing we do in our writing lab is timed and finished without further edit. It was interesting that today Noam has decided that we would write letters in an one-hour time frame while I was thinking to write you a letter, instead of writing a reflective blog after the film last evening.

“In Seattle, everyone’s life was awesome so the Superhero lost his job, and became evil……….” I loved the moment to see people’s faces in the restaurant when you told them that you poisoned the...

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Super Night Shot | Program Sep 5, 2014

by Monique

Read all about SUPER NIGHT SHOT in our online program.

 

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Study performance with Gob Squad! Sep 3, 2014

by Erin

Looking for something to do this summer? Are you bummed that it can be difficult to study contemporary performance in North America? Theatre Replacement's New Aesthetics study intensive might be perfect for you. Last summer they brought in heavy hitters Mariano Pensotti and Toshiki Okada (both OtB alums), and this summer the Gob Squad geniuses will helm the entire intensive. Get up-to-date with the program at their website and mark your calendar for July 20 - 31, 2015. 

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