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sweaty with anticipation: NWNW weekend 2 Jun 14, 2007

Do you feel that? It's my sweaty, clammy, glittery hand. Sweaty, clammy, and glittery with anticipation for Northwest New Works this weekend! I've been thanking On the Boards over and over again, and here I will thank them once more. It's been a fantastic experience to be a part of this festival; to have the physical and artistic space to present original and daring new work, and to see the most exciting performances from friends and new friends in the region.

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Dear NWNW Jun 14, 2007

Well, I wanted to blog with MP, but he told me  “I have my own voice. ” Then he totally showed me up by blogging in a timely manner and with some amazing haikus. But it’s not a competition. I have my own voice. And here it is. Dear Ginger Moloko, I love the idea of apocalyptic cabaret, making lists and changing outfits with every number, but all these fabulous details did not add up to much.

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NW New Works Review in the Seattle Weekly Jun 13, 2007

Sandra Kurtz writes about the festival: "Northwest New Works is On the Boards' annual crapshoot, and this year's edition pays off big—both with groups working beyond the conventional edge and others wringing changes on more familiar territory." Read More

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NWNW by Zoe, Part 1 Jun 13, 2007

First, I must say that the entire NWNW experience is a rather amazing opportunity for artists in the NW. The fact that OtB offers 18 artists 20 min., a free theater, tech and publicity and a ready made audience is so great and kind of unreal. I just have to recognize the amazing opportunity that NWNW's presents to all of us. Okay- this was the first time that I saw both shows on the same night. Maybe I have a bit of ADD or really can't sit for three hours through any kind of theater experience, but I was having a hard time paying attention towards the end of the night.

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NW New Works Festival at OtB, Weekend 1 Jun 13, 2007

The NW New Works Festival serves as a joyous reminder that not only does talent abound in the NW, but our community in the form of the incredible On the Boards supports it. This blog concerns Saturday’s Main stage event. I was privileged to help curate the fest, and seeing the artists perform reminded me what a challenge it was to choose from such an embarrassment of riches. The evening began with a personal favorite of mine: Erin Jorgensen. Her lithe marimba playing never fails to penetrate.

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Another view of NW New Works, Week 1 Jun 12, 2007

A review on the Seattle P-I's Sound Off blog: Thanks to Alice Kaderlan for her insightful review of the first week of Northwest New Works at On the Boards. I concur with her opinion that the works by Heather Raikes and Deborah Wolf were among the most successful; the performances by tEEth and Erin Jorgensen, which Kaderlan did not mention, were also rewarding. Read More

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haikus for weekend one: Jun 12, 2007

erin jorgensen- quiet melodies a sweet, powerful soundstorm i want a tattoo maika misumi movement troupe- slick like molasses can't take my eyes off maika like a tiger in the sky deborah wolf- agressively sweaty bodies in a red forest ever so dance-y implied violence- like a sugary confection, pink with sprinkles but melts fast, like snow ginger moloko- an endless monsoon is best with a bottled beer not coffee, for real joe von appen- things i think sometimes joe has thought three times over people are people tikka sears- an iceberg floats, though still li

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Seattlest says <i>local is good!</i> Jun 11, 2007

Seattlest blogs about the festival: "As we said on Friday, this past weekend marked the opening of the 24th annual Northwest New Works Festival at On the Boards, which also runs next weekend and features 18 new performances from local artists.

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Quartet and the muse Jun 10, 2007

Today a couple of dancers were doing some improv stuff in a garden in Capitol Hill. Wow!, I thought. And I just saw dance at On the Boards last night. One of today's improv dancers--a kind-faced girl with long brown hair backlit by the setting sun--came up to me with a homemade business card. She said her name was Monica.  “Come to another one of our performances sometime, ” she said. "We're QuartetDance, and we like to do our own works outside around the city." I was curious. She went on.

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Studio Showcase, Weekend 1 Jun 8, 2007

In weekend one, NWNW Studio Theater showcases four different worlds, and most of them refer to the end of it. After an off the cuff repartee and a distribution of mints to the audience, Ginger Moloko, accompanying herself (himself) on the electric piano, sings her way through the end of the world, with images of Tammy Wynette, Eddie Izzard, and others flashing across a screen. Generally speaking the world sucks and rocks, no matter what outfit she wears. Loved her list of things to do today.

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