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OtB Board members in the Seattle Times Oct 26, 2010

First up is Ginny Ruffner who recently opened a show at the Bellevue Art Museum. Read the Sunday feature on her: "Ginny Ruffner's art blooms at Bellevue Arts Museum and on film"

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Lane Czaplinski in Frakcija Oct 25, 2010

OtB's Lane Czaplinski contributed to the soon-to-be launched new edition of Frakcija, a performing arts magazine that was established in 1996 by a group of dramaturgs, theatre theoreticians, critics and artists based in Zagreb. The current issue deals specifically with curating and curators:

Frakcija #55:
"Curating performing art"

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Learn biomechanics from OtB artist Paul Budraitis Oct 12, 2010

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The French Project at NW Film Forum Sep 15, 2010

OtB staff past and present - including Sara Edwards, Erin Jorgensen and Charles Smith - will be kicking off NW Film Forum's 10/11 Live at the Film Forum Series with a brand new show from the The French Project . What's The French Project? From Erin:

"Imagine Serge Gainsbourg driving a '68 Peugot with Helen Reddy riding shotgun, while Harry Nilsson & Francois Truffaut play poker in the back seat with Boris Vian and Edith Piaf. Now you're starting to get it."

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be an artist in NYC? Sep 8, 2010

Our friends at HERE arts center have created “MADE HERE” - a new documentary series and website devoted to the challenging and eclectic lives of performing artists in New York City. The site is amazing and they have great interviews with many OtB alums.

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Visit OtB's friends to the South - PICA's TBA Festival Sep 7, 2010

This weekend is the kickoff for Portland's inimitable Time Based Art (TBA) Festival. Run by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, the festival shares a lot of ties with OtB.

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OtB alum wins "Dancer of the Year" award Sep 1, 2010

Compagnie Marie Chouinard's longtime dancer and muse, Carol Prieur, has won the "Dancer of the Year" award from Germany's Tanz magazine. Read the company's release on the event here.

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OtB staffer releases an album Aug 17, 2010

OtB’s Erin Jorgensen has released an album! Listen to samples from Cet air-la or buy it (only $5!) on her bandcamp site. Here’s what Stranger writer Brendan Kiley has to say about Erin and her marimba:

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Performance with Video Workshop by OtB Alumna Wynne Greenwood Jul 7, 2010

Sundays,   August 1, 8 & 15 | 10am – 1pm
$150  (Sliding scale available, please ask)
ages 18 and up
Hosted by:  LAWRIMORE PROJECT

In this workshop, you will learn the basic theory and practice of performance with video. Participants will explore – through lecture, screenings, discussion, in-class improvisation and group work – how contemporary artists use pre-recorded video in live performance. You will consider what video is, what performance is, and how video can be used to open up new possibilities for the development of a performance.

Participants will be working with found and pre-taped images as well as video images taped within the workshops. You will create live interaction with pre-recorded video images (both video projection and video monitors).

Register by Tuesday, July 27th

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Kazuo Ohno Jun 1, 2010

The art world loses another great today with the news that Butoh founder and OtB alum Kazuo Ohno has passed away. Many condolences to his family and loved ones.

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[Kazuo Ohno tour poster from 1993. This and other posters from Ohno's appearances at OtB can be found around our building.]

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