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Break a Heart Feb 12, 2010

by Kate Ratcliffe

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Bawdy, Engaging and Dadaist Poppycock! Feb 12, 2010

Looks like my box of Valentines chocolates was delivered to On the Boards this year. Last evening's exciting opening night performance of "Break a Heart" had all of the variety and surprises of that holiday heart shaped standby. I got the impression right off the bat that this was not the usual high brow OtB fare. The lobby was filled with volunteers, patrons and OtB staff all decked out in reds and pinks and golds.

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More and more balloons Feb 11, 2010

Here's some of what you can expect to see in the OtB lobby tonight though Sunday: lobby balloons1 lobby balloons2

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Seattle Mag about OntheBoards.tv: "genius" Feb 11, 2010

Brangien Davis at Seattle mag sums up OntheBoards.tv for Seattlites at large:

If you're kicking yourself for missing recent killer performances at On the Boards, such as Reggie Watts & Tommy Smith's Transition (laugh-out-loud funny and true), or Diana Szeinblum's Alaska (stunning athleticism and emotion), or Allen Johnson's Another You (oh-my-god brutally good), well, you should still kick yourself, actually, because, where the hell have you been?

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OntheBoards.tv: Flavorpill's Daily Dose pick Feb 11, 2010

Flavorpill, a national guide to art and culture, chose OntheBoards.tv as their featured pick of the day:

"OntheBoards.tv rescues innovative live performances from the ether with front-row video recordings that fans can purchase, rent, or stream with a low-cost subscription."

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Break a Heart's Balloon Wall Feb 11, 2010

Earlier this week 2 patient crew members put together a balloon wall that fills the entire back of the mainstage for this weekend's Break a Heart. Quick trivia - it took 2 full days and 800 balloons to make this happen.

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Break a Heart Audio Interview Feb 9, 2010

Fresh off the presses! Our very own Regional Programs Coordinator Sean Ryan talks with choreographers Wade Madsen and Kristina Dillard about commercialism, clowns, balloons and broken hearts. Listen [mp3] More about the Break a Heart show here.

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Sequenza21 interviews Paul Taub Feb 9, 2010

Sequenza21 (the contemporary classical music blog) has a brief bit about Seattle Chambers swiftly approaching Icebreaker V and a podcast interview with SCP member Paul Taub. Read his thoughts on the company and listen to the podcast here.

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Congrats to our winner of the Break a Heart / Valentine's contest... Feb 8, 2010

...Luna Bianca!

See all the Valentine stories at the original post. Many thanks to all who entered and random.org for helping us draw a winner.

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Debate continues about 3Seasons Feb 8, 2010

Jeremy Barker at The SunBreak posted an article this morning about 3Seasons that digs back into the piece and its approach to women. He pulls quotes from Donal Byrd's blog that similarly address the performance.

The reviews for Olivier Wevers' 3Seasons—the first full-length production by his company Whim W'him—last month were nearly all glowing and positive (including mine).

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