Max Roach's We Insist! Freedom Now Suite Mar 4, 2015

by Erin

Kyle Abraham's When the Wolves Came In was largely inspired by Max Roach's iconic 1960 protest album We Insist: Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite, which celebrated the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. Listen to the entire album here, and learn more about this amazing record here

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When the Wolves Came In - Inspiration, Cast, and More Mar 4, 2015

by Erin

From the Abraham.In.Motion website:

WHEN THE WOLVES CAME IN, a stand-alone repertory-based program, explores the historical legacy of two totemic triumphs in the international history of civil rights: the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20th anniversary of the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa. The works take their inspiration from Max Roach’s iconic 1960 protest album We Insist: Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, which celebrated the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation and shed a powerful light on the growing civil rights movements in South Africa and the U.S. The potent themes inherent in these historical milestones are evident in Abraham’s choreography, evocative scenery by visual artist Glenn Ligon, the visceral power of Roach’s masterwork and original...

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Kyle Abraham & Wendy Whelan Mar 2, 2015

by Erin

Check out some gorgeous footage of Kyle Abraham rehearsing with Wendy Whelan (yes, that Wendy Whelan) in rehearsal for Restless Creature (performed at the Royal Opera House in 2014).

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Kyle Abraham, MacArthur Fellow Mar 2, 2015

by Erin

Choreographer/performer Kyle Abraham was one of the chosen few who received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2013. This no-strings-attached award helps American indiviuals of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.

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Apply now for Michelle Ellsworth's Clytigation #2! Mar 2, 2015

by Erin

Three lucky people will be able to experience an up-close-and-personal performance of Clytigation #2! Audience hopefuls just need to fill out this easy survey to be in the running for a one-on-one performance from mad genius Michelle Ellsworth. 

Clytigation #2 will be performed three times on Friday, Mar 6 between 3 – 5pm. Applications close Monday, Mar 2 at 11:11pm. Winners will be notified Tuesday, Mar 3 at 11:11pm. 

APPLY NOW and good luck!

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Erin Jorgensen | Concert Four Feb 25, 2015

by Erin

The fourth concert took place on Valentine's Day in the upstairs OtB lobby. Thank you to all who attended, and special thanks to OtB Ambassador Chris Weber for making all the treats and valentines! Scroll down for piece sources. Photos by David Lichterman.

Sources used in piece: JS Bach, Cello Suite 4 in Eb Major; Serge Gainsbourg, L'anamour; Thomas Tallis, ...

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PHOTOS FROM Michelle Ellsworth's CLYTIGATION #2 Feb 25, 2015

by Monique

CLYTIGATION #2 | Mar 6, 2015 | PERFORMANCES BETWEEN 3 - 5PM | ONLINE APPLICATION AVAILABLE BY 5PM FRI, FEB 27
In Clytigation #2  aka "The Libation Bearer” Ellsworth attempts to deliver what is required to escape the consequences of her bad choices. Because punishment is very difficult to avoid (especially in a 4’X4’X7’ box), “The Libation Bearer” will only be performed for three people who meet the criteria for redemption (one at time).

An online application will be available for interested parties and will be posted by 5pm on Friday, February 27, 2015. The application will be available through Monday Mar 2, 2015 at 11:11pm and the selected participants will be notified by Tuesday Mar 3, 2015 at 11:11pm.

READ MORE ABOUT MICHELLE'S CLYTIGATON PERFORMANCE SERIES HERE.

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PHOTOS FROM Michelle Ellsworth's CLYTIGATION #1 Feb 25, 2015

by Monique

On November 24, 2014, Michelle Ellsworth performed Clytigation #1 at Seattle's Mediterranean Hotel with dancer Zoe Scofleld.  The work explored corn based hotel accoutrements, surveillance, and ancient community bathroom rituals. Below are some documentary images.

READ MORE ABOUT MICHELLE'S CLYTIGATON PERFORMANCE SERIES HERE.

BUY TICKETS TO CLYTIGATION #3 | MAR 12 - 14, 2015

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