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NW New Works Festival at OtB, Weekend 1 Jun 13, 2007

The NW New Works Festival serves as a joyous reminder that not only does talent abound in the NW, but our community in the form of the incredible On the Boards supports it. This blog concerns Saturday’s Main stage event. I was privileged to help curate the fest, and seeing the artists perform reminded me what a challenge it was to choose from such an embarrassment of riches.

The evening began with a personal favorite of mine: Erin Jorgensen. Her lithe marimba playing never fails to penetrate.

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Another view of NW New Works, Week 1 Jun 12, 2007

A review on the Seattle P-I's Sound Off blog:

Thanks to Alice Kaderlan for her insightful review of the first week of Northwest New Works at On the Boards. I concur with her opinion that the works by Heather Raikes and Deborah Wolf were among the most successful; the performances by tEEth and Erin Jorgensen, which Kaderlan did not mention, were also rewarding. Read More

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haikus for weekend one: Jun 12, 2007

erin jorgensen-
quiet melodies
a sweet, powerful soundstorm
i want a tattoo

maika misumi movement troupe-
slick like molasses
can't take my eyes off maika
like a tiger in the sky

deborah wolf-
agressively sweaty
bodies in a red forest
ever so dance-y

implied violence-
like a sugary
confection, pink with sprinkles
but melts fast, like snow

ginger moloko-
an endless monsoon
is best with a bottled beer
not coffee, for real

joe von appen-
things i think sometimes
joe has thought three times over
people are people

tikka sears-
an iceberg floats, though
still li

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Seattlest says <i>local is good!</i> Jun 11, 2007

Seattlest blogs about the festival:

"As we said on Friday, this past weekend marked the opening of the 24th annual Northwest New Works Festival at On the Boards, which also runs next weekend and features 18 new performances from local artists.

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Quartet and the muse Jun 10, 2007

Today a couple of dancers were doing some improv stuff in a garden in Capitol Hill.

Wow!, I thought. And I just saw dance at On the Boards last night.

One of today's improv dancers--a kind-faced girl with long brown hair backlit by the setting sun--came up to me with a homemade business card. She said her name was Monica.

 “Come to another one of our performances sometime, ” she said. "We're QuartetDance, and we like to do our own works outside around the city."

I was curious.

She went on.

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Studio Showcase, Weekend 1 Jun 8, 2007

In weekend one, NWNW Studio Theater showcases four different worlds, and most of them refer to the end of it. After an off the cuff repartee and a distribution of mints to the audience, Ginger Moloko, accompanying herself (himself) on the electric piano, sings her way through the end of the world, with images of Tammy Wynette, Eddie Izzard, and others flashing across a screen. Generally speaking the world sucks and rocks, no matter what outfit she wears. Loved her list of things to do today.

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NWNW Fest 2007! Feb 1, 2007

We just announced the eighteen artists/companies slated for the 2007 Northwest New Works Festival!

Save the dates! JUNE 8-10 & 15-17, 2007

The festival is a 24-year old tradition for the region’s creative community, featuring emerging and established artists from a variety of performance disciplines. This year 18 companies were selected from almost 70 applications.

This was the most competitive applicant pool in memory.

THE 2007 FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS:

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