photo by Melissa Kagerer
"I just want to be in the constant service of exploring the crazy, weird mysteries of what humans do and how they interact" – Nancy Guppy talks beauty, fear, and nausea with director/performer Dayna Hanson at Seattle Magazine.
Get a sneak preview of the show! Filmed and edited by OtB Ambassador Jim Kent
Jim Kent interviews Dayna Hanson about the conception and co-creation of The Clay Duke, filming rehearsal footage and capturing Dayna's thoughts on her process while the company prepares for the show's premiere.
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Rehearsal footage and editing by Jim Kent, OtB Ambassador, Team 2.
by Eric Olson
In response to the recent performance choreographed by Jérôme Bel and performed by Cédric Andrieux, Tessa Hulls and I decided to have a conversation about the piece via email and ping pong. Photos, video and email exchange included below.
From: Eric Olson
To: Tessa Hulls
Subject: Ping pong
Date: November 18, 2013 11:19 AM
Hey Tessa, why did you want to play ping pong so bad? I was reluctant due to the fact that I am 'bad at sports' and like to avoid documentation confirming this fact. There are a number of reasons I loved the performance, yet ping pong felt tangentially relevant when I remember the pooled sweat on Cedric's unitard after performing a piece choreographed by Merce Cunningham. It looked like an awkwardly shaped heart, reminding of his, and my own, vulnerabilities.
Coming up! STOMPYS 12.7.13
INSTAGRAM DANCE FILM SCREENING & CONTEST
Ambassador Team Two curates Seattle's first-ever 15-second dance film contest & screening party. Enjoy/be awed by/make fun of films by dancers, non-dancers, and everyone in between. The screening will happen in the OtB upstairs lobby following Saturday night's performance of The Clay Duke.
Hosted by Instagram nerd Tyler Wardwell with submissions judged by dance film luminaries Dayna Hanson, Ben Kasulke, and Jessie Smith, rounded out with On the Boards guest judge Monique...
Submit your 15-second Dance Film by Dec 5 to be included in OtB's next Stompy's Salon during Dayna Hanson's The Clay Duke! Event curated by OtB TEAM 2 Ambassadors.
Just follow the instructions below:
1. Think of the best dance film. Record it.
2. Upload to Instagram using the tag #otbdancefilmcontest13
3. Films will be screened at On the Boards | Stompy's Salon | December 7, 2013, after a performance of The Clay Duke by Dayna Hanson and cast.
Consider the following when submitting a film:
bonus points for inclusion of:
"The stories are the performers’; the tone, pacing, anecdotes selected, length of pauses, moments when sips of water are taken, are where Bel’s masterful crafting is apparent." – Read the review at Seattle Dances
by Anastasia Parker
Cédric Andrieux got on stage, and the entire time, danced without music. NO MUSIC, whatsoever, until the very end of his performance to a piece, entitled The Show Must Go On, and even then, he just stands there, smiles and stares at the audience….This kind of blew my mind!
I am by no means a connoisseur of dance - especially not this type of dance. In my tradition and culture dance is always accompanied by music. Even when the music breaks - being stripped down to its bass parts or disappearing wholly - a strong rhythm pulsates through heartbeats, handclaps, and/or a collective moving of spirits. Even if you are not the individual dancing, you are still an integral part of it, by virtue of the rhythm, and the rhythm is based in the heartbeat, which we all have.
This man's presentation was silent, isolated, monotoned, and precisely calculated. He talked about the walls between him and the audience, loving pieces that didn't require him to emotionally...