Dana Michel + Seattle Artists on LuluNation Radio Mar 2, 2016

by Erin

OtB Ambassador Luzviminda Lulu Carpenter talks with Seattle Contemporary Black Choreographers (Jade Solomon, OtB Ambassador Dani Tirrell, Randy Ford) and with Yellow Towel creator Dana Michel on her LuluNation Talk show on Hollow Earth Radio. 

Listen to the broadcast.
Learn more about the LuluNation show.

 


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Build a New Show with 600 Highwaymen - No Experience Necessary Feb 29, 2016

by Erin

Calling Seattle-ites from age 13 to 75! Join Brooklyn-based theater artists 600 HIGHWAYMEN as they develop a new project in a residency at OtB from April 5 to April 23, 2016. No experience is necessary. The artists are looking for a wide range of humans to help them in building their new project, THE FEVER. Participants will be paid a stipend.

Learn more about the residency here.

Learn more about 600 HIGHWAYMEN, read press reviews and check out other work here. 

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Dana Michel Interview Feb 25, 2016

by Erin

Dana Michel discusses dance, inspiration, being a mother and how she came to be a choreographer in this short interview from Dancemakers.

What is dance?

What is dance? It’s such a drastic question! Dance is the body moving. That’s it for me. The body is moving, we are dancing.

Who is Dana?

I was born and raised in Ottawa, my parents are from the Caribbean, and so I’m first generation Canadian. I’m the whole…they came here to, yeah, to give me a better...

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Dana Michel Talks Process at the ImPulsTanz Festival Feb 25, 2016

by Erin



Artist Dana Michel talks color, synergy, inspiration, comedy, and more in this interview from ImPulsTanz. 



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Watch a preview of Yellow Towel Feb 25, 2016

by Erin

Watch a video preview of Dana Michel's Yellow Towel on the ImPulsTanz youtube channel. 

Learn more about the ImPulsTanz international dance festival in Vienna. 

 

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Kidd Pivot Improvisation Class | Mar 16 Feb 24, 2016

by Erin

WED |  MAR 16, 2016 | 6:00-7:30pm
On the Boards
(100 W. Roy St. Seattle, WA 98119)
$15 – reservation required at link below

What: Kidd Pivot's improvisation class focuses on discovering and revealing articulations and timings in the body. The class begins with a warm-up as participants articulate deeply through the body in stages, starting from the spine and working towards the extremities. Participants work at their own pace, exploring kinetic relationships both within their own bodies and to the space around them. The class is explorative and non-performative: its focus is on the play between analysis and instinct, and the use of improvisation both as a tool and an experience.

Who: Early-to-mid career artists making their own movement-based work. Choreographers, directors,...


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Dana Michel on her Artistic Process Feb 22, 2016

by Erin



‘I’m interested in seeing, yeah, what is the result of difficulty and danger? …and it’s fun.”
Watch choreographer Dana Michel at the American Realness Festival on her artistic process and the making of Yellow Towel.




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"Barely Moving, But Communicating Volumes" - Dana Michel in the New York Times Feb 22, 2016

by Erin



photo by Ian Douglas

The Canadian performance artist Dana Michel is a real original, peculiar to the nth degree and remarkably compelling onstage. She scarcely dances; she scarcely speaks; her manner is oblique. It would be easy to make what she does sound ridiculous. Yet no sooner does she take the stage than she creates a complex world. She’s doing a singular form of acting, and we’re caught up by the strangeness of both her outward behavior and her character’s private thoughts. For me and others, she was the one important discovery of the ...

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