Watch Gutierrez in this short clip of late Parisian choreographer Alain Buffard's (Not) a Love Song. (Gutierrez often sings in his performances, and after watching this clip you'll see why.)
From Buffard's website:
"Who has never loved a song to where it becomes part of the most intimate moment of your life? Some songs have that kind of power, the ability to convey the compact density of life with all the sorrows and tenderness we need to live it. Some are as harsh as a classical tragedy...
Michelle Boulé is a choreographer, performer, teacher and BodyTalk practitioner based in New York. She has collaborated and performed in every group piece by Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People since 2001, and received a 'Bessie' for her performance as James Dean and collaboration in the creation of Last Meadow.
Other dance artists she has worked with include John Scott, Deborah Hay, (William Forsythe commission If I Sing to You), David Wampach, John Jasperse, Donna Uchizono, Neal Medlyn, Christine Elmo, Neal Beasley, Beth Gill, Judith Sanchez-Ruiz, Doug Varone (Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Opera Colorado), and Gabriel Masson. She collaborates with cellist/composer Okkyung Lee and has also worked with playwright/director Rosie Goldensohn. She is...
Dance artist, actor, singer, educator and master improvisor K.J. Holmes is a powerful force in the NYC performance scene. K.J. has been instrumental in developing methods of inquiry into performance, the body and the mind through her experience with BMC (r), Ideokinesis (with Andre Bernard), Contact/Improvisations and Release techniques. She is a certified yoga teacher (Satya, 2007), a graduate of the School for Body-Mind Centering (1999) and the William Esper Studio (Meisner acting) (2009), of which the play between is essential to her current practices. K.J. teaches at NYU/Experimental Theatre Wing, Eugene Lang/New School for Social Research and Movement Research in NYC, as well as traveling nationally and internationally...
by Lori Goldston
Having attended and performed in many OtB shows I can perhaps be forgiven for assuming that last week's Seattle Chamber Players concert, Icebreaker, would begin at the heretofore universal starting time, 8:00. Turns out it was 7:30, and consequently I can only comment on two-thirds of the program. You can take the girl out of the rock show but not the rock show out of the girl.
Music-focued shows are a rare treat at OtB and this one was well attended. Both pieces included moving images projected onto a screen that filled about half the stage, set at a diagonal on roughly the same plane as the performers. Live music with film or video presents a long list of variables which were addressed very differently; the show was a nice study in contrasts and similarities, well suited to the space and its spirit.
The first piece, Yannis Kyriakades’s Karaoke Etudes was cello, flute and bass flute, marimba, bass clarinet, violin and piano;...
Congrats to Otb Studio Suppers chefs Jonathan Sundstrom of Lark and Ethan Stowell of Staple and Fancy for their James Beard Award nominations! Check it out in the Seattle Times.
by Brett Love
ON THE BOARDS AMBASSADOR, TEAM 4
When I first heard about the Ambassador program, the thing I was immediately excited about was the idea of merging communities. As someone who sees a lot of theatre and dance, I have long been aware of the differences in those audiences. In general, I see the dance people at dance events, and the theatre people at theatre events. There is very little crossover. I often hear from people, “I should see more dance.” Or, “I should see more theatre.” But getting them to jump from should to actually doing it is tough. On The Boards is the one place that does manage to bridge that gap, so I was very interested in being part of furthering that cause.
It’s my belief that one of the best ways to achieve this merging of communities, and the reason that OtB is so successful at doing that, is through art that combines their passions. If you have dancers working with theatre companies, working with musicians, they are...
In the spirit of collaboration and inspired by Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People’s And lose the name of action March 6 – 9, 2014, On the Boards Ambassador Team 4 invited Seattle’s Blood Ensemble to host a workshop on developing a creative, democratic dialogue for the creation of new work for artists of different genres.
READ ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE as told by OtB Ambassador Brett Love and Blood Ensemble leader Dayo Anderson
All artists and artisans who are interested in exploring performance are welcome.
Saturday, March 1 | 11am – 4pm | @ OtB | Free
Limit 20 – water and snacks provided
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 Noon @ Velocity Dance Center
$12 ($7 with ticket stub or Velocity MVP card)
What if everything we need to make a compelling performance is already in or around us? What if we practice harnessing a consciousness of immediacy, explicit mystery, relevance, irreverence and import? What if instead of worrying about money, time and space, we use compression and imagination to tap into somatic tuning, compositional accident and improvisational decision making to create experiences that are definitive and unstable? Can we identify and sophisticate a relationship between depth and speed? Let's spend a day re-invigorating our ability to discover through process.
Let's practice making Instant Performance.
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Master Class co-presented with...