ALAN SUTHERLAND

LITTLE BROWN MUSHROOMSOct 6-Oct 8, 2016

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DATE HAS PASSED Merrill Wright Mainstage

Thu - Sat | Oct 6 – 8 | 8pm
Sun | Oct 9 | 5pm

Magic mushrooms, storytelling, and science fiction come to life in a hallucinatory dance/theater meditation. Mesmerizing performance artist (and mushroom expert) Alan Sutherland brings his lifelong obsession with dance and fungi to the stage in a performance specially focused on the Northwest species Psilocybe cyanescens and its powerful psychedelic properties. Beautiful and strange, the performance draws inspiration from fantasy and science fiction and includes a crackerjack team of local collaborators.

Alan Sutherland is a Seattle-based choreographer and performer who has performed to great acclaim with Degenerate Art Ensemble, Dappin Butoh, dk pan, and Saint Genet, among others. His decades-long obsession with the deeply moving dance art of butoh has made him a master of this powerful genre. A passionate collaborator and mushroom hunter, he is constantly involved in outdoor and indoor projects across the Pacific Northwest.

 

Little Brown Mushrooms is commissioned and supported through the OtB Performance Production Program.

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