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Erin Jorgensen | Concert Five Jun 26, 2015

The fifth concert in the series happened on Sunday afternoon in the rehearsal room over Memorial Day weekend.
Photos by Chelsea Williams and Nancy Guppy.
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Happy Pride! Jun 24, 2015

Did you know that the first show presented at On the Boards, Shelly and the Crustaceans, was a benefit to help fight Anita Bryant’s Save Our Children campaign which was spreading hate across the country in the late seventies? This nine minute KCTS documentary, The History of Gay Rights in Seattle, chronicles the local struggle from 1893 – 1978. The fight against Bryant and Initiative 13 starts around 4 mins!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCl2s-_Nf_I

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A Brief Reflection On Week Two Jun 16, 2015

Lucy Lee Yim: You had me at “looped breakdown drum beats.” Andrew Hallenbeck: An interpretation of Sleeping Beauty that, ironically, Tchaikovsky probably would have loved (or at the very least appreciated). Bianco & Friedman: I think I love the hazmat-guy, too. Dani Tirrell: Poetic. Honest. MascallDance: Beautifully abstract. Adriana Hernandez: More, please. Tim Smith-Stewart: Finally, an existential crisis I can relate to.

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Vanessa goes to 2015 OtB Northwest New Works Festival Jun 16, 2015

Two perspectives of our current times.
One dark and with a sense of disconnection
The other light and full of grand scale hope

 

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Spectacular Performances at NWNW Jun 14, 2015

I’m not a critic but it suddenly came over to me that I should write something about the show – another spectacular night at On the Boards! I have been a long time fan of this amazing venue, which is no doubt the treasure in our community that has brought us so much freshness and art, apart from the mainstream media. I try to attend at least one or two evenings at NWNW each year, and I’m glad I did! The arts I’ve got from the theatre was definitely, beyond what I can see in any other theatres in Seattle. I would recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen the show.

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NW New Works Festival Artists: PE|Mo Jun 12, 2015

PE|Mo is an collaboration between theater artist HATLO and dance artist Rosa Vissers. Together and working with other community members and artists they create experimental performance works that incorporate unpredictable social arrangements, physical risk, and alternative narratives. The large-scale Anatomy of an Accident is an intense physical examination of what happens when things go wrong. 

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NW New Works Festival Artists: Andrew Hallenbeck Jun 12, 2015

Andrew Hallenbeck is a queer dance artist and choreographer newly based in Seattle. His extensive ballet training comes to life in a short three-movement suite using the music of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty. Stereotypes, dysmorphia, and the dictates of Western in dictating performance in individual lives mix in a beautifully frenetic, technically gorgeous, and intensely personal performance. 

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