NWNW Festival | Podfest Video #6 Jun 14, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Alice Gosti | Hit Me



This video was only available for the duration of the 2009 NWNW Festival.



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NWNW Festival | Podfest Video #5 Jun 13, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

BASE Movement Theatre | Drop Your Art





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NWNW Festival | Podfest Video #4 Jun 12, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Stotler Ludwig Kioe | One



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Seattle Met and Seattle Mag on the Festival Jun 11, 2009

by Jessica

Two out of two local magazines agree that the NW New Works Festival is a thing to check out:

Steve Wiecking at Seattle Met recommends a couple NW New Works artists in his weekend round up.

Seattle Mag calls the festival "overwhelmingly good stuff" as pasrt of their "Weekend Must List."

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Performance Art Protest Jun 9, 2009

by Jessica

Vital 5 has a few pictures from last Friday's protest of performance art here at OtB (part of their Aribitrary Art Grant series). Check it out and read about how the winner was arbitrarily chosen.

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Weekend 1 in review Jun 9, 2009

by Jessica

Here's a couple of the reviews that have rolled in so far:

"God Save the Queen" - Brendan Kiley on Slog:

"Shmooquan's heart beats pure entertainment—glittery, gaudy, and shameless."

"NW New Works, Week 1: the Studio Showcase" - Jeremy Barker on Seattlest:

"Helsinki Syndrome produces experiences, not just shows, performances that actively engage (and frequently trip-up) their audiences."

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Tanja Liedtke's construct honored at Australian Dance Awards Jun 8, 2009

by Jessica

Tanja Liedtke's construct received 2 major accolades at the Australian Dance Awards last weekend - for outstanding acheivements in choreography and in independent dance. Kristina Chan was also awarded the prize for best female dancer.

Read about the awards in The Age's article "Dance awards honour the dead."

Congrats to the construct crew!

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NWNW Fest Mainstage Week 1 Jun 7, 2009

by Tania Kupczak

Recently Brendan Kiley wrote another piece in The Stranger lamenting how Seattle doesn’t have a festival like Portland’s TBA or Austin’s Fusebox. I love TBA, but let’s be fair. TBA tries to do in two weeks what On The Boards does over an entire season. It’s impressive that last year TBA had Jerome Bel and Tim Etchells (two of my favrav artist/thinkers), but this year OtB had Jan Faber, Marie Chouinard and Tanja Liedtke doing full-scale productions—one of my favorite OtB seasons to date. In this context, consider The NW New Works Festival (along with the NW Artist Series) OtB’s more than equivalent presentation of PNW time-based art. For sure, OtB’s season doesn’t have the carnival atmosphere that it would if it was crammed into a two-week extravaganza; and it doesn’t have the extensive symposia, lectures, and gallery shows of TBA. But if you add it up, I’m pretty sure OtB would come out on top for in more than a few...

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