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Jérôme Bel: Pichet Klunchun and Myself Oct 31, 2013

Another performance in a similar vein to Cédric Andrieux is Bel's 2007 work, Pichet Klunchun and Myself. Strangely enough, the piece features Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun and Mr. Bel himself.

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NEW! Youth Master Class Oct 31, 2013

NEW! Youth Master Classes | FOR AGES 9 - 12 & 13+
$12 | $7 WITH TICKET STUB
WITH TEACHING ARTIST & DRAMA SPECIALIST GILLIAN JORGENSEN

JÉRÔME BEL | Cédric Andrieux
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 | @ OtB
Session I | 11 - 12:30 (ages 9 - 12)
Session II | 1 - 2:30 (ages 13+)
RSVP to Erin Jorgensen

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there/here (echoed throes of rebellion) Oct 29, 2013

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grain is the blood
of the sacrificial bull.

where are the cattle?
everywhere the moon wanes.

we [the people] are the cattle
of the nemesis of anonymous.

may we steal ourselves
and be free to move om

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I wasn't going to write this piece. Oct 29, 2013

I wasn't going to write this piece. 

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"an offering of transcendent power" - The Seattle Times weighs in on Gregory Maqoma Oct 28, 2013

"The ferociously gifted dancer-choreographer Gregory Maqoma pays homage to his revered Xhosa ancestor in Exit/Exist, the mesmerizing dance piece presented over the weekend at On the Boards." - read Misha Berson's review in the Seattle Times

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Exit/Exist Oct 26, 2013

Exit/Exist was hypnotic and delicate like fine silk touching my senses.

Una estupenda manifestación de arte contemporanio africano atravez del baile, musica y canto. El sonido de la guitarra española con ritmos africanos y bits electronicos crean un ambiente adecuado para contar la historia de ansestros conectados con la tierra y la denuncia de la opresión britanica en Sur Africa.

Muy buena obra, realmente la recomiendo a todos.

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"collaborating with ancestors to tell a new story" - Common Observer culture blog reviews Exit/Exist Oct 26, 2013

photo by John Hogg

"...he isn’t dancing a history so much as collaborating with his ancestor’s stories to tell a new story. The whole thing from start to finish is an enthralling collaboration of ideas, things, movements, times, histories, and people."

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Imagining Unwritten Histories: Gregory Maqoma Oct 26, 2013

As a child growing up in the American Midwest in the 1980s, I remember learning about the fight against apartheid in South Africa, mainly by watching powerful movies like Biko and A World Apart. The images and stories from those films—as well as the news stories about Nelson Mandela in particular, and his extraordinary heroism—are still fresh in my memory.

 

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