"What is dance trying to do?" 1415 Season Artist Tere O'Connor in the NY Times Jul 14, 2014

by Erin

“...fascinating, luscious, terrifying” – dancers describe working with master choreographer Tere O'Connor, and O'Connor describes his unflinching physical & intellectual process in this NY Times article. Read up to get ready for O'Connor's November visit.

*Bonus: O'Connor's BLEED features dancer and 2-time OtB alum David Thomson (in photo at left), who has performed at OtB in Alain Buffard's Baron Samedi and Ralph Lemon's...

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COMING SOON to OntheBoards.tv Jul 1, 2014

by Monique

Check out the OntheBoards.tv latest trailer for Frédérick Gravel's Usually Beauty Fails, presented at OtB in January 2014. Keep your eyes open for the full performance coming soon!

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Online ticketing system upgrade! Jul 1, 2014

by Monique

OtB is upgrading our ticketing system! Unfortunately online sales may be intermittently down after June 30 at MIDNIGHT to July 1, but never fear because the Box Office WILL BE OPEN at 3-6pm July 1 to help you out.

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LAST CALL FOR EARLY BIRD PRICES! Jun 30, 2014

by Monique

TODAY is the final day to take advantage of Early Bird prices for next season.

Sci-fi hip hop from Detroit, impassioned jazz radio from Seattle, exhilarating dance from NYC, cinematic theater feats from Buenos Aires...you'll see amazing performance AND you'll be helping us reach our end-of-year fiscal goals when you sign up by JUNE 30.

All Early Bird subscribers will be automatically entered to win a year-long Fubar pass.
Enjoy a free drink of your choice at every show next year!

Complete Series (all 11 shows) | $220
Green | Blue Series (8 shows) | $164
Pick-6 Series (...


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Kiss the Rabbit | 10 years of the PuSh Festival Jun 23, 2014

by Monique

Our friends over at the PuSh Festival in Vancouver have put together this great video to celebrate a decade of success and the presentation of Gob Squad's Super Night Shot

Check out the fun and get ready for Gob Squad's Super Night Shot at OtB September 6, 2014!

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ADVANCE TICKETS TO SUPER NIGHT SHOT ONLY AVAILABLE TO 14/15 OtB SUBSCRIBERS. SUBSCRIBE NOW!

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TATTOO TOUR and FIELD OF DREAMS | 14/15 SEASON MINI-SODES Jun 19, 2014

by Monique

Field of Dreams, good & evil, and building a community to support the arts: OtB Artistic Director Lane Czaplinski and sidekick Erin Jorgensen cover this and more in their in-depth conversation at the Streamline Tavern.

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Visit the Streamline Tavern yourself before they tear it down!

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NW NEW WORKS WEEK 2 Jun 16, 2014

by Brett Love

STUDIO

Helena Theatre Company

I was very excited to see Helena Theatre Company on the bill, precisely because they are from Helena. One of the great things about NWNW is that we get to see performers from so many different areas.

The show didn't disappoint. The conversation about funding, and the effect that has on the art, is an important one. It was presented here in a thoughtful, and fun, way.

 

Feyonce/Wayne Bund

This was easily the show most outside my wheelhouse. I just don't get to the drag shows, so I have only the tiniest experience with it, and had no idea what to expect after seeing the promotional stills.

Initially, it seemed like a funny bit. Feyonce has her own rather unique look, and watching her perform 'Put A Ring...

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NW New Works Festival – June 13-15 Jun 16, 2014

by Joyce S.C. Liao

Deserving Art by Helena Theatre Company – During the piece I kept trying to pull myself back and not to be distracted by my own thoughts. “Funding is the beginning of magic” – I pondered on this phrase….. “or something else?” I thought of the image of empty audience seats in the opening night of independent-produced shows. Where were the people? When Alex, the Program Director of the NEA, approved the project proposal of his dear Uncle Mike, I thought of the way artists also would relate to each other. “It is just human nature,” I tried to tell myself, as anger did not seem to be something more than a nerve reaction through my spine.

Sass Manifesto by Feyonce/Wayne Bund – “They were so expressive! And so happy dancing!! They were dancing themselves!!” I got totally excited and thought I had caught the glimpse of light when I saw Wayne Bund swing their body on the stage. We all know that dancers love dance and...

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