Here's what's being said about the 2011 NW New Works Festival:
"Between uptight Vancouver and free-for-all Portland, On the Boards’ annual celebration of contemporary performance strikes the perfect balance" - City Arts
"Be there or be square." - The Stranger
"Sweet 16" - Seattle Weekly
"Northwest New Works Fest Brings 16 Companies to On the Boards" -...
This morning it was announced that On the Boards is receiving a 2011 Mayor's Arts Award! We're thrilled to share the news and congratulate our fellow recipients Donald Byrd, Jack Straw Productions, Quinton Morris, Pratt Fine Arts Center and Tet in Seattle. Mayor Mike McGinn had this to say about this year's recipients:
"The arts are an essential part of a great city. While the collective achievements of this year's award recipients are impressive, what's truly inspiring is their commitment to making a difference in our community through the arts. They engage our youth, connect different cultures, give artists a place to grow and create access for all people to participate in the arts and tap their own creativity."
Read the full release on seattle.gov and mark your calendars for the ceremony (in conjunction with the opening of...
Meet some of the crazily talented artists of the 2011 NW New Works Festival in this brand new festival trailer. Watch it and hear an original cover of LL Cool J by The Blank Department!
Following up on last weekend's showing of Mainstage artists in the NW New Works Festival, OtB and The Hedreen Gallery at the Lee Center for the Arts will partner together again to give a little more access to some of the artists working in the Studio Theater as part of this year's NW New Works Festival.
Join us this Saturday, May 28, from 5:30-7:30pm and catch the following:
Christin Call / Coriolis Dance Collective | 5:30 – 6pm
try to hover (or Private Practice 7)
June 10 @ 8pm | June 11 - 12 @ 5pm
Christin Call will show a solo from the new work and talk about the kernel behind this particular solo in relation to the piece. She will also draw upon the initial creative impulse that first ignited the long journey of Private Practice and the elements that are the driving factors behind this piece and what iterations have been developed thus far along the way.
Slices of narrative within a dreamlike landscape tell the...
This weekend OtB and The Hedreen Gallery at the Lee Center for the Arts will partner together to give a little more access to some of the artists working in the Mainstage Theater as part of this year's NW New Works Festival.
Join us this Saturday, May 21, from 3 - 5pm and catch the following:
Shannon Stewart, Choreographer | 3 – 3:30 PM
A Better Container
June 18 – 19 | 8pm
Shannon will present a brief excerpt of her piece and speak on how the creation process began. She will also walk us through her developmental journey of how the idea went from its kernel to the current state of performance.
After more than a decade working with renowned west coast dance companies, Shannon Stewart...
On the heals of her OtB premiere of Into the Void Catherine Cabeen took her newest work to NYC's Joyce Soho theater this past weekend. Here is the the awesome NY Times review of the piece. And kudos to her collaborators Julian Martlew, OtB's sound techician, and Jay McAleer, our former technical director!
Here's a sampling of what's landed in my inbox after last night's performance of El Gallo!
Mix comedic opera and avant garde pantomime with a dash of surrealism and what do you get: 90 minutes of pure joy!
What a treat to have a brilliant international company in Seattle…a company that understands the human spirit, the power of relationships, the harmonies and lack of them. And right here in Seattle. No need to go to Mexico City for this troupe and without Lane, we would not have known of them anyhow. And without a local troupe of stringed instrument performers…over 8 of them, we would have missed the point.
We were WOW-eyed and impressed and amused by the subtle and not so subtle references to opera and theater, conversation, human interaction, roles, tensions, humor…and mostly humor. Get out and go to On the Boards tomorrow and Sunday. You might even see us there again.
This company is like chocolate; you cannot stop at one...