NY Times feature on OntheBoards.tv Jan 23, 2010

by Jessica

The NY Times article about  Ontheboards.tv begins like this:

For some Cinderellas a fairy godmother delivers a prince. For others? A high-quality film of a theatrical performance.

 “It was like a dream come true, ” the playwright Young Jean Lee said of the invitation by On the Boards, an adventuresome Seattle theater with a nascent high-definition recording arm, to film her acclaimed production  “The Shipment. ”  “Like a big fairy godmother. ”

More interviews with OtB's artistic and managing directors (Lane Czaplinski and Sarah Wilke), other OntheBoards.tv artists and outside views from creators in the dance and film industries are included.

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OntheBoards.tv trailers Jan 22, 2010

by Jessica

We've started uploading our trailers and such to a brand-spanking-new YouTube account! Click on the photo to see what we've put up so far: temporary distortion2 [Image from Temporary Distortion's Americana Kamikaze - now available on OntheBoards.tv. Photo by Jon Weiss.] You can also find our materials on DailyMotion  and MetaCafe. More sites coming soon!

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OntheBoards.tv coverage: Day 1 Jan 21, 2010

by Jessica

OntheBoards.tv has been live for about 5 hours and some blogs/radio are already talking about it:
CultureBot

KUOW/NPR

The Stranger's Slog

Check out OntheBoards.tv for yourself and let us know what you think!


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OntheBoards.tv is ALIVE! Jan 21, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

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Today we launched a brand new programming initiative: OntheBoards.tv. It's high definition performance videos on-demand, available to rent or purchase and watch on your tv, computer or mobile device of choice.

Join us TONIGHT from 6   - 8pm on the Merrill Wright Mainstage for our Launch Party! Grab a cocktail, hear more about the site and get sneak peeks of performances.


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More 3Seasons reviews Jan 19, 2010

by Jessica

The reviews for 3Seasons keep coming in:

Last weekend saw the first performance from Whim W’him, the HOTT new dance company formed in 2009 by PNB principle dancer Olivier Wevers. - Seattlest

"Whether Wevers matures as a choreographer of the caliber of such artists as William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian and Christopher Wheeldon, is up to risk taking producers like On The Boards who give him a chance." - ArtDish

"It feels completely redundant to heap more praise on Olivier Wevers at this point, since nearly everyone else has been in a full-blown love-fest since his new company Whim W'Him's sold-out debut this last weekend at On the Boards. But as much as I'd love to be the odd man out in this orgy of praise, I just...

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PuSh notes on Best Before Jan 19, 2010

by Jessica

The world premiere of Best Before by the European company Rimini Protokoll is swiftly approach in Vancouver BC. PuSh Festival curators Norman Armour and Sherrie Johnson wrote up their thoughts on why it's important to bring this company to the Northwest:

Rimini Protokoll (www.rimini-protokoll.de) is the label given to a unique triumvirate of directors: Helgard Haug, Stephan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel. Founded in 2000, this internationally acclaimed group has created over 20 new works of theatre—all sharing a very distinct house style. Having studied together at the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies, Justus Liebig-Universität Gießen (Giessen, Germany), and working in various...

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Dance Magazine on Grupo de Rua Jan 19, 2010

by Jessica

Dance Magazine covers the inaugural US tour of Grupo de Rua in their January issue:

Bruno Beltrão’s power-packed dance company, Grupo de Rua de Niterói, injects a new urban energy into Brazil and beyond. Like beautiful but wild graffiti, Beltrão’s special brand of hip hop is physical and aggressive, with strains of capoeira and lyrical movement. While GRN has performed in more than two dozen countries, the company comes to the U.S. this month for the first time.

Read up on the company, this tour and more in the full article (scroll down to the second feature on the page).

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ArtZone recommends H3 Jan 19, 2010

by Jessica

Nancy Guppy and ArtZone recommend you check out the Seattle debut of H3 from Bruno Beltrao | Grupo de Rua. Check out the latest episode of Artzone, which also features local painter Whiting Tennis and singer Choklate.

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