EZRA DICKINSON

PSYCHIC RADIO STARNov 3-Nov 5, 2016

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$25 • BUY NOW Merrill Wright Mainstage

Thu – Sat | Nov 3 – 5 | 8pm
Sun | Nov 6 | 5pm

Outer space meets schizophrenia in this work made as a gift for a self-described psychic radio star. For over ten years, Seattle dance artist Ezra Dickinson has created emotionally powerful solo dance performances as gifts for his schizophrenic mother. Psychic Radio Star is a culmination of these gifts: a mixture of childhood memories, mythologies, an extraordinary imagination, and Dickinson’s virtuoso talents in dance and visual art. Providing a voice for his mother's experiences while also telling his own story, Dickinson aims to open a space for conversations about mental health and the failed health care system in the USA.

Ezra Dickinson began dancing at the age of four, going on to study at Pacific Northwest Ballet for 12 years on full scholarship. Ezra earned his BFA in Dance with an emphasis in choreography from Cornish College of the Arts. While at Cornish, Ezra was the recipient of the Merce Cunningham Scholarship, the Kreielsheimer Scholarship, and the President’s Scholarship in Dance. Dickinson’s original work in choreography, film, and movement installations have been on display at TEDx Rainier, SIFF, Jaipur International Film Festival, and Mumbai Shorts, among others. His most recent dance work, Mother for you I made this, continues to receive wide-spread critical acclaim.

 

Psychic Radio Star is commissioned and supported through the OtB Performance Production Program.

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