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NW New Works 2016 Artist: Kyle Loven May 31, 2016


photo by Tyler Korth

Performance/visual artist Kyle Loven branches out from his beautifully intimate puppetry shows with a surreal, dreamlike landscape inspired by natural history dioramas and night terrors. Loven focuses on mind-body connections in his exploration of dance and movement, coming together with the help of a half-gorgeous, half-scary Arctic creature. 

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NW New Works 2016 Artist: Shontina Vernon May 31, 2016


photo courtesy Shontina Vernon

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NW New Works 2016 Artist: Peter Dee May 31, 2016


photo by Tim Summers

Performance artist Peter Dee presents a solo comedy centered on gay hookup culture and the alternate realities created with technology. The hero takes us on an uncomfortable and hilarious journey through the supposedly anonymous world of Grindr, complete with alter-egos, amazing props, and other surprises.

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NW New Works 2016 Artist: Mallery Avidon & Jeff Aaron Bryant May 31, 2016

photo by Ásta Bennie Hostetter

Playwright Mallery Avidon joins forces with composer Jeff Aaron Bryant and director Caitlyn Sullivan in a brand-new pop opera about being in love in the digital age, featuring design by Asta Bennie Hostetter and music from beloved band Pollens. 

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NW New Works 2016 Artist: Sleep Nod May 31, 2016


photo by Tim Summers

Sleep Nod is a dance project creating original works of performance and dance-film, helmed by choreographer and artist Dylan Ward. The new work, Sophia, features four talented dancers moving around themes of magic, an ancient, gnostic myth, and its possible author.

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NW New Works 2016 Artist: Vanessa Goodman May 27, 2016


photo by Ben Didier

Vanessa Goodman is a Vancouver BC-based dance artist who creates independently as Action at a Distance and works extensively as a performer and dancer. In her NWNW Festival debut she creates a solo, Container – a direct reference to her body as a container of identity and an inherited cultural past. 

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NW New Works 2016 Artist: Allie Hankins & Rachael Dichter May 24, 2016


photo by Chani Bockwinkel

Performers/artists Allie Hankins and Rachael Dichter join forces in an uncomfortable, hilarious, and provocative new collaboration exploring sex, power dynamics, the inversion of the audience/performer gaze, and much more. Queerness meets hetero meets celibacy meets sex work in a crude, funny, and surreal duo performance.

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NW New Works 2016 Artist: Britt Karhoff May 24, 2016


photo by David Stern Levitt

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