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Roaring at the Rafters Oct 8, 2011

Te haré invencible con mi derrota is an intense and abstract conversation between the Spanish artist Angélica Liddell and the deceased British cellist Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987). Liddell converses with the dead, because as she explains in the performance program, “I did not want to talk with living people. The living had defrauded me, deceived me, terribly.”

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No Saturday performance of Te hare invencible con mi derrota Oct 8, 2011

Just a quick reminder that there is no performance this evening. The box office will, however, be open regular weekend of show hours (3-6pm).

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Pain Made Beautiful Oct 7, 2011

Well, I don’t really know where to start with this, so please bear with my stream of consciousness reviewing style. I never really understood or had an affinity to performance art of the blood and guts variety. I just completely did not comprehend how the body could be a medium or material for something. Plus I didn’t understand why people were so mad. I was just like, wow! Doesn’t that hurt? Hey, lighten up girlfriend! It’s not so bad! And then one day I realized, holy shit…it actually IS that bad. It’s so bad that I can’t even fucking believe it.

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I will make you invincible with my defeat Oct 7, 2011

 

This show is what my last Saturday night looked like.  I am kidding of course, but also I am not,  I cannot experience art without projecting myself onto it.  Which I won't apologize for because I feel it is the very best way to experience art.  It allows us to trespass the boundaries between ourselves and others and also the fortresses we build to bury parts of ourselves away.  Luckily for us Angélica Liddell also projects.  She has projected her time of crisis onto the tragedy of Jacqueline du Pré and then projects it out for all of us.  

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Tell us what you thought about Te hare invencible con mi derrota Oct 6, 2011

An essential part of the mission of On the Boards is introducing international innovators to audiences, so we’re particularly proud to bring this artist here. The show has already prompted a lot of conversation.

But we want to know what you think about Te haré invencible con mi derrota. How did you react to the intensity of the performance? Did you take anything away from the show (images, sound, meaning, etc)? What did you think of the connection to the cellist Jacqueline du Pré?

Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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A note from OtB about Angelica Liddell Oct 6, 2011

Angélica Liddell is a warrior artist. She sees the stage as a battlefield and employs any means necessary to make something beautiful out of difficult subjects, things most people would rather leave unsaid or unexamined. She describes personal pain and summons the spirit of a famous dead cellist for answers. A ritual unfolds – what she considers to be a séance of sorts – as she dialogues with Jacqueline du Pré.

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The Stranger and Seattle Weekly preview Angelica Liddell Oct 6, 2011

Both weeklies have previews/recommendations for Angélica Liddell this weekend. Check it out:

"...she has the fury and intensity of Diamanda Galás" - The Stranger

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