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We Are Released Mar 11, 2011

Sarah Michelson has said that experiences and the unknown are more important to her than explanations, but while Devotion, her new and brilliant piece, arrives at something like math-based bliss, the first part of it is a long spoken text with a soloist: a contemporary re-telling of the story of the Garden, the Explusion, Adam and Eve making babies up to age 900, Mary, the author’s mother.

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on Devotion Mar 11, 2011

There is singularly nothing that makes a difference a difference in beginning and
in the middle and in ending except that each generation has something different
at which they are all looking. By this I mean so simply that anybody knows it that
composition is the difference which makes each and all of them then different
from other generations and this is what makes everything different . . .

–Gertrude Stein, Composition as Explanation

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Devotion Mar 11, 2011

Devotion is evident in the details of this abstract rendering of life itself. The stage is an installation of galvanized support pipes, lifting and framing in reverence several exquisite formal portraits (Sarah & Richard?), held on high and lit with a shipyard's worth of arc lights. Enough  light to illuminate a stadium. All bundled, bunched, dangling and clustered from the rafters, gathered like sculptural pieces; imposing large bulbs though not all switched on, look rather like metal flora growing from the framework.

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Devotion Mar 10, 2011

Did you come see Sarah Michelson's performance Devotion? We want to know what you thought. You can post your comments below.

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Discounted tickets ARE available online Mar 9, 2011

Wondering where our discounts went when buying online? They're still there! Choose the number of tickets on the first page (even though the only choice you'll see is full price general admission). On the SECOND PAGE, you will see our regular discounts and can choose which ever (if any) apply at that point. We're not sure why this extra step suddenly showed up. But we've contacted our online ticket provider (Tickets.com) to help resolve this issue.

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Beginner's Guide to Sarah Michelson and Richard Maxwell Mar 3, 2011

Next week's Seattle premiere of Devotion features two heavy hitters from NYC: choreographer Sarah Michelson and playwright Richard Maxwell. Read on below for more insight into both of these artists!

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Revisiting Daylight (Seattle) Mar 3, 2011

When Sarah Michelson first came to OtB in 2005 she redesigned both the exterior and interior of On the Boards and brought in a slew of community dancers to fill all of our spaces, from the parking lot across the street to the admin offices. Before we open Devotion, take a peek at these photos to get a sense of how she transformed OtB the first time:

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kudos to on the boards... Mar 2, 2011

from Carie Esquenazi

I just saw the 12 Minutes Max last night and after the great combination of good old country music, an incredibly touching and heartfelt monologue, stewed tomato madness, guys and girls dancing in little black dresses and a man talking to (and then beating up) his little stuffed piggie, I had a revelation: On the Boards is my artistic defibrillator.

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