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Rebels don’t Rewind Jan 24, 2014

Couldn't turn my back elsewhere. And I couldn't climb into your body any longer. I had bewitched myself with something that wasn't mine to take or glorify. A current as wild as the damn it breaks. ‘The electricity of our bodies.’ And I am here to hear the muse.

Your running heart, your wild river running heart,
the honey I burned at your circumference
looking back I laugh with your shirt under my armpits.

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Manic Panic Jan 24, 2014

The band’s set up right there, front and center and I see the performers meandering around on the stage checking stuff. They walk back and forth, sit down in a chair, lean on the wall together exchanging meaningful looks, bending in for a snippet of conversation or spontaneously grab each other in a full body hug.

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Well, I'll Be Jan 24, 2014

This post regards FRÉDÉRICK GRAVEL / GROUPED’ARTGRAVELARTGROUP. I spell this in all capital letters because I honestly think it deserves capital letters. 

 

In the program: The performers are meant to “persist enormously/to have fun/intelligently.”

 

The show opens, they’re at the front while I’m hugging my friends, and they gaze at the audience with the intensity of, well, not the intensity of a thousand suns, but perhaps of summer days. 

 

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Master Class with Frédérick Gravel Jan 16, 2014

Workshop with Montreal dancer/choreographer Frédérick Gravel
Sat | Jan 25 | noon at OtB | $12/$7 with ticket stub

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"Visceral, audacious" – read a review of Usually Beauty Fails Jan 16, 2014

"Gravel says the whole piece started with 'a stupid question I asked myself'. He wanted to know what 'beauty' would look like in his own work. Because, frankly, he was getting a little sick of the way it was portrayed so often in contemporary dance and pop culture.

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"We offer an entertainment" – an interview with Frédérick Gravel Jan 15, 2014

"We had to create a new form of movement so that it was in line with the text, a particular way of speaking. We have removed the words 'theatre' and 'dance' from our vocabulary. We speak instead of texts, movements, postures, attitudes."

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A Response from Tessa Hulls and Eric Olson Jan 15, 2014

Tessa: It is usually difficult to figure out precisely what one thinks about an On the Boards performance. This confusion is exponentially magnified when you have to settle into a conclusion with another person. Particularly when that person, for all that they are one of your dearest friends, is someone whose creative ideas have almost no overlap with your own.

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