Performances

On the Boards presents performances across 2 programming series. The Inter/National Series features some of the most innovative artists from around the world working in dance, music, theater, and multimedia performance. The Northwest Series commissions, produces and presents evening-length works by some of the most talented and experimental artists and companies from our region. Projects are curated by artistic director Lane Czaplinski, 1-2 years prior to being seen in Seattle.

13/14 SEASON:
Lola Arias | El año en que naci | Sep 19-22
Heather Kravas | the quartet | Oct 10-13
Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre | Exit/Exist | Oct 24-27
Jérôme Bel | Cédric Andrieux | Nov 14-17
Dayna Hanson | The Clay Duke | Dec 5-8
Kristen Kosmas | Paul Willis | Peter Ksander | There There | Jan 9-12
Frédérick Gravel/Grouped'ArtGravelArtGroup | Usually Beauty Fails | Jan 23-26
Niwa Gekidan Penino | The Room Nobody Knows | Feb 6-9
*Special Event* Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People | and lose the name of action | Mar 6-9
zoe | juniper | BeginAgain | Mar 27-30
Holcombe Waller | Wayfinders | Apr 10-12
Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre | Winners and Losers | Apr 23-17
Alain Buffard | Baron Samedi | May 8-11
NW New Works Festival | Jun 6 - 15

Lola Arias

Lola AriasEl año en que naci

Sep 19 - Sep 22 • Inter/National Series

“The experience is soul-crushing, it shakes you to the core.” —La Segunda

Blending fact and fiction in a compelling and tender performance, a group of young Chileans born during the reign of Pinochet reconstruct their parents’...

Heather Kravas

Heather Kravasthe quartet

Oct 10 - Oct 13 • Northwest Series

Comprised of a kaleidoscopic ballet, a mutating folk dance and a titillating cheer, the quartet examines the politics of societal fidelity.  Where is the end of us and the beginning of them? How do we come close from far away?  Subsumed...

12 Minutes Max

12 Minutes Max

Oct 20 - Oct 21 • 12 Minutes Max

About 12 Minutes Max
12 Minutes Max, a showcase for new performance, gives regional artists the chance to test out new ideas and audiences the opportunity to see works-in-progress first. OtB’s longest running program has benefited artists in...

Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre

Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance TheatreExit/Exist

Oct 24 - Oct 27 • Inter/National Series

"A work of extraordinary depth and physical and musical deftness" - Artspoken, South Africa

The struggles of indomitable 19th-century Xhosa chief Jongum-sobomvu Maqoma come to life in this stunning work by his direct descendent....

Jérôme Bel

Jérôme BelCédric Andrieux

Nov 14 - Nov 16 • Inter/National Series

YOUTH MATINEE! Sun | Nov 17, 2013 | 4pm | MORE INFO

“so riveting” – The Telegraph

Conceptually radical...

Jérôme Bel

YOUTH Matinee | Jérôme BelCédric Andrieux

Nov 17 • Inter/National Series

YOUTH MATINEE! $12 under 25
(No ID necessary for kids)

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12 Minutes Max

12 Minutes Max

Nov 24 - Nov 25 • 12 Minutes Max

About 12 Minutes Max
12 Minutes Max, a showcase for new performance, gives regional artists the chance to test out new ideas and audiences the opportunity to see works-in-progress first. OtB’s longest running program has benefited artists in...

Dayna Hanson

Dayna HansonThe Clay Duke

Dec 5 - Dec 8 • Northwest Series

Hope springs from unlikely sources in The Clay Duke, a dance/theater piece that blends details of a fateful school board meeting, Chekhovian suicide and Charles Bronson's on-screen vigilantism. Hanson’s idiosyncratic choreography, found...

Kristen Kosmas | Paul Willis | Peter Ksander

Kristen Kosmas | Paul Willis | Peter KsanderThere There

Jan 9 - Jan 12 • Northwest Series

"…language-drenched, resonant knockout" - NY Times

*Please note there is no late seating for this performance.

Christopher Walken falls off a ladder in Russia and is unable to perform his Chekov-inspired solo show. Karen,...

Frédérick Gravel / Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup

Frédérick Gravel / Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroupUsually Beauty Fails

Jan 23 - Jan 26 • Inter/National Series

“pioneer of this generation” – voir.ca

Following in the grand Montreal dance tradition of La La La Human Steps and Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Frédérick Gravel and his hot-blooded team of dancers/musicians mix genres in a...