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Last chance to watch 2010 PodFest Jun 30, 2010

Today is the last day that the 2010 PodFest videos will be available online. Catch the works - from Acacia Marble, Grace Carter, Karn Junkinsmith, Open Field, Randi Courtmanch, and Adam Sekuler & Shannon Stewart - while you can!

All PodFest videos can be found here.

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What's #61 on the list of 100 reasons to love Seattle? Jun 22, 2010

Why, OntheBoards.tv. Thanks, Seattle Met, for including us on your list of the 100 things that make our city so great!

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People have been asking... Jun 21, 2010

...about the NW New Works poster image:

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It's by Gabriel Bienczyzki (whose work also includes photos of Spectrum). Check out his website and demo reel to see more of his work!

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NWNW Weekend Two & Mainstage Showcase Jun 14, 2010

by Shango Los

Writing reviews at the behest of On the Boards usually means I see shows on the opening night. Due to some scheduling surprises, I ended up seeing the Mainstage Showcase on closing night. This was a really warm change. I forgot how festive the audience is, packed with artists from weekend one and how the staff is a bit more loose and fun. Sean Ryan was joyful and exasperated as he gave the final night’s appreciations. My companion and I had now heard them three times already and were able to chant his words to ourselves. (Real Networks, Tim Summers,  "Most ambitious season ever") The Mainstage sold out yet again to many congratulations all around. This NWNW Festival definitely has been the best marketed that I have personally seen and I expect that the response this year has set a whole new bar (for both audiences and performers) for the future.

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NW New Works reviews of Weekend 2 Jun 14, 2010

Check out the new round of reviews: Seattle Times: "Review, NW New Works Weekend #2: A sublimely goofy 'Buffoon' and a dance-driven video game" Crosscut: "Flinging torsos, a buffoon, and a hint of English punk" ETA:

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Podfest #6 | Randi Courtmanch | Fragments Jun 13, 2010

VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE Originally intended as a "sketch" for a larger work, this piece explores how perceptions can change through shifting fragments of time as well as the ways in which we experience and view varying levels of self.

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NWNW Weekend Two - Studio Showcase Jun 12, 2010

by Shango Los

Attending the On the Boards 2010 NWNW Festival weekend #2 was slightly different for me than last weekend. Due to scheduling issues, I decided to split the two Showcases up onto different nights. Last night I saw the Studio Showcase pieces and will be enjoying the Mainstage Showcase on Sunday evening. As I said last weekend, I do not consider my role on this blog as a critic at all. I’ll leave that to the misanthropy of the local papers. I am an artist’s booster. I am there, yes, to watch with the experienced eye I have developed over 10 years of attending and being engaged by performance but the  “critical" part was already taken care of by the OTB selection committee. I am merely writing today to give a glimpse into some of the shows, help you reminisce if you were there and encourage you to go if you have been silly enough to not go already.

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Podfest #5 | Adam Sekuler & Shannon Stewart | Water Rights Jun 12, 2010

VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE Conceived of, shot, and edited in one day, Water Rights features the bridge that supports the City of Roslyn's water line. The bridge locks. The film's protagonist is trapped inside and can only be saved by a modern dancer with a suitcase. Music by the Monarch Duo/Eli Rosenblatt.

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Podfest #4 | Open Field | Reality Tunnel #23 Jun 11, 2010

VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE In the future, there is no future. Notice the dystopia.

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NW New Works reviews of Weekend 1 Jun 9, 2010

Check them out: The Stranger: "High Wire: Northwest New Works vs Cirque du Soleil " Seattlest: "Northwest New Works, Week 1: The Studio Showcase" Crosscut: "Northwest New Works: campy, clever and unpredictable" ET

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