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NW New Works Festival – June 6-8 Jun 9, 2014

Manifesto by Ilvs Strauss – They looked at the sea cucumber. “You can try to touch it.” “No, I don’t want to touch it.” “Try it!” “No.” “Try it!” “Why don’t you try touching it!”…….. Her lying still on the floor, meditating on the concept of production of life, something that will continue to live after one has gone; something you will make for this world. Clothes, shoes, candy snacks were taken out of the bag of sea cucumber and reincarnated into their next life when they were put on by her, put into her mouth and became part of her body.

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2014 Festival Artists: Wayne Bund/Feyonce Jun 9, 2014

Some interesting facts about the half-academic/half-performance artist Wayne Bund:

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NW New Works Weekend 1 Jun 8, 2014

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I know that my Google Calendar and the lengths of days would disagree, but for me summer officially begins when On The Boards kicks off NW New Works. There is just something so special about this huge pile of new works performed by a vast array of artists that gives the feeling of a shift. It's a cultural solstice of sorts. A renewing of the energies that sends us off on the next season's adventure. The 2014 NW New Works solstice got off to a great start.

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Compliments Jun 8, 2014

I went to the main stage show at NorthWest New Works last night and here is what I saw and some compliments about them:

 

The Pendleton House

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Main Stage Weekend #1 Jun 8, 2014

It’s all very dark. Dark and oily slick. The looming dark foreboding, pressing down, pushing in, seeping from underneath to drown everything in shadow. The zeitgeist of cool detachment, of heavy import and of skating just above the void. It could all be a playbook for our collective unconscious. Repelled by the implied violence yet inexplicably drawn towards the edge. Sexy, thick and pounding, projecting a somnambulant emotionless über, this show could have been titled:  NW New Nihilism. 

 

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Studio show weekend #1 Jun 7, 2014

ilvs strauss is pregnant! She's suddenly so ready to pop I can hear the ocean. She's been volunteering at the Seattle aquarium and her days spent smacking back curious hands from squishing Sea Cucumbers has produced an unlikely manifestation. Red, thorny and bursting with sparkling prose, ilvs makes the third trimester a stylish examination of expectant personhood and of our ultimate connections.

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Side Show | New Works New Wines with Jameson Fink & Sarah Rudinoff Jun 7, 2014

On the Boards Ambassador Jameson Fink interviews NW New Works artist Sarah Rudinoff performing June 6 - 8 2014 | Fri 8pm, Sat & Sun 8pm.

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Side Show | New Works New Wines with Jameson Fink & Anna Conner Jun 4, 2014

On the Boards Ambassador Jameson Fink interviews NW New Works artist Anna Conner performing June 6 - 8 2014 | Fri 8pm, Sat & Sun 8pm.

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THE FULL ENCHILADA plus HEALTH BENEFITS | 14/15 SEASON MINI-SODE Jun 3, 2014

OtB Artistic Director Lane Czaplinski and sidekick Erin Jorgensen head next door to the Streamline Tavern to drink beer, eat peanuts, and talk about the upcoming 14/15 season. In this mini-episode, Lane and Erin talk about clean living, curatorial practices, art in Seattle, and what you get when you subscribe to On the Boards. 

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