Badminton Royale III: it's about to be on Aug 8, 2011

by Jessica

Information will be coming soon about Badminton Royale III,  the arts organization throwdown. In the meantime, please enjoy what the PNB Ballecudas have already cooked up:

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Holcombe Waller - Starbucks Pick of the Week Jul 28, 2011

by Jessica

OtB alum Holcombe Waller stopped by the OtB offices today to say hello and drop off some of these:

Yup – that’s a Starbucks Pick of the Week card featuring a song from his 2008 show at OtB, Into the Dark Unknown: The Hope Chest. Holcombe actually connected with Starbucks when an audience member at OtB went into labor in the middle of one of his performances here. She approached him backstage after the show before speeding off to the hospital, but not before trading information with him. Fast forward to a few years later, Holcombe releases the full recording of Hope Chest as an album and sends it to the same woman, who is now working at Starbucks in the music department.

The Pick of the Week cards will begin landing at Starbucks next week, so make sure to stop in and grab one to get a download of the song “Hardliners.”...

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In memory of Bagley Wright (1924-2011) Jul 26, 2011

by Sarah

We at On the Boards will miss Bagley Wright and we honor the tremendous cultural legacy he leaves behind. It is clear that Bagley believed that a great city deserved great art. Through the constant support and involvement of the entire Wright family Seattle has developed a vibrant and active artistic community of organizations and artists that continue to present and produce art of world-class caliber. We are thankful for all that Bagley did for our entire community and specifically for his ongoing support of On the Boards. Bagley and Virginia Wright helped name our mainstage theater in recognition of their daughter Merrill and her accomplishments as a leader of our organization - we are privileged to continue to uphold his vision with the art we bring to Seattle and present on this stage.

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SuttonBeresCuller on Capitol Hill Jul 21, 2011

by Jessica

John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler have officially moved into OtB for their 2 month residency as part of To Be Determined. Just before they got here they finished an install on Capitol Hill as part of the MadHomes exhibition. It's been getting a lot of attention since its official opening on Saturday, check out just some of the coverage so far:

"'Mad art' takes over Capitol Hill homes" - King5

"Visceral, Violent, Charming" - The Stranger

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"Merce Cunningham Dance Company prepares for its final bow" Jul 18, 2011

by Jessica

The Seattle Times reprinted an article, "Merce Cunningham Dance Company prepares for its final bow," from the New York Times this past weekend about the last tour of company. Its a great read about the artist's legacy and what's happening in the company as they prepare for their last performances. Check it out and mark your calendars for Oct 27 and 29 when the tour will hit Seattle at The Paramount.

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"Space and time were completely subverted" Jul 15, 2011

by Jessica

Next week zoe|juniper will premiere their work A Crack in Everything at Jacob's Pillow following their recent residency at OtB. The performance will come to OtB Dec 1 - 4 for its Seattle premiere, but in the meantime you can read this interview in the Times Union with the company about how a car accident and The Oresteia inspired their latest work.

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Laurie Anderson and Angélica Liddell in Yo Dona Jul 15, 2011

by Jessica

Angélica Liddell recently appeared in the Festival de Otoño en Primavera alongside OtB alum Laurie Anderson. Yo Dona (part of Span's national newspaper, El Mundo) united the two for an article that highlights their work and the festival. Check it out:

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Rabih Mroué and Catherine Deneuve on the big screen: July 9 - 14 Jul 6, 2011

by Jessica

For one week only Northwest Film Forum will screen I Want to See, a film starring Catherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroué (the same Rabih featured in OtB's 11/12 Season). From their site:

With the current unrest in the Middle East, there’s no better time for this exceptional hybrid documentary. Operating between the lines of documentary and fiction, French icon Catherine Deneuve, playing herself, asks actor Rabih Mroué, also playing himself, to show her the aftermath of the 2006 Lebanon war. As the two characters drive towards the border of South Lebanon, a half-spoken complicity grows between them, revealing their anxieties around security and upon the question of whether Mroué will find his family house....

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