Recapping Night's 3, 4 and the whole event Feb 1, 2011

by Jessica

The A.W.A.R.D. Show! may be closed, but the reviews and recaps keep rolling in. Here's where you can check out more coverage of night's 3, 4 and the whole thing:

"Portland troupe wins $10,000 in Seattle dance battle" - Seattle Times

Night Two and the Finale - Teen Tix

It's A.W.A.R.D. Show Time -...

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Reggie Watts Update! Feb 1, 2011

by Monique

Flavorwire interviewed OtB alumni Reggie Watts about his ongoings this past year the Mayan 2012 prophecy and more!  Read the text and watch the footage of the interactive interview here.

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...and the Winner is...US! Jan 31, 2011

by Eric Pitsenbarger

Wow, that was a total performance tsunami!

I felt the buzz all day leading up to the evening's final show; re-playing the three audience choices. Rolling around what held interest, what intrigued, what tweaked and pushed the medium. Which piece took leaps, made statements and gave insight...brought us into the work. Which performance grew in clever, successive ways...building upon itself. Which one messed me up...made me itch, was confusing, uncomfortable; which one forced me beyond mere observer towards actual participant? Which piece was entertaining?! What were my criteria, really?

The answer is that each and every piece shown for the A.W.A.R.D show was a winner for me in some capacity, as was the intent. My net for acceptance here has expanded exponentially. The OTB's experience includes not just the trust in what truths the artists expose, which elements coax and jar us, the audience...giving something to build upon; it goes beyond the work...

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The A.W.A.R.D. Show! winner is... Jan 31, 2011

by Jessica

...tEEth! Congrats to them and all of the incredible participants.

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Dance Off#3! Jan 30, 2011

by Eric Pitsenbarger

It was a remarkable evening! Familiar faces making the rounds...like an art party. Everyone's hepped up and excited about tonight's show and are punting ideas about who will take this evening's vote. Look's like I'm not in the front row tonight...as the seats are rapidly swept up by a phalanx of teenage girls, giddy with excitement! They are so jazzed I cannot help but be glad for them and also...get caught up. Divine intervention, as tucking in rows back amidst the audience itself is like swimming within the fever. Someone's mother wants to know about certain performers and is schooled by several people from all sides, all leaning in to give their two cents. I'm sitting right in the middle of an info bubble. Dancers all around me! 

Heavy weight Whim W'Him is upon us. I've never seen what this newish company can do and as the two studied, expertly trained ballet dancers warp traditional movement it's clear why they've become so popular. It's a great idea, to take formal...

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Congrats to Saturday night's finalist, The Offshore Project Jan 30, 2011

by Jessica

Audience votes determined that The Offshore Project will proceed to the final night.

Stay tuned for more updates on who will be joining them on Sunday. For info or tickets, see the performance page.

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Sat AWARD Show Waiting List Jan 29, 2011

by Charles Smith

The Waiting List for Saturday's AWARD Show performance is full. We will start a second, slim-chance-of-getting-in, cash only waiting list at 7pm at our upstairs lobby box office. Who knows? Sometimes these people do get in. Give it a shot if you're feeling adventurous!

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Recapping Friday night Jan 29, 2011

by Jessica

Want to know what happened on Friday night? Check out the following:

OtB A.W.A.R.D. Show: Night Two: City Arts

She said/She said: Part II: Seattle Dances

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