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Seattlest on Tanja Liedtke Apr 7, 2009

Jeremy Barker reviews construct:

We've never seen choreography with so much character before, so much personality, to say nothing of such a broad sense of humor.

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The Stranger on <i>construct</i> Apr 5, 2009

Brendan Kiley just posted a short review of construct:

It's a vaudeville routine, using women as inanimate objects, that had the audience laughing at the visual jokes and gasping at the muscles required for a human being to really, actually, be as rigid as a doll

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Press Review for <i>construct</i> Apr 3, 2009

Michael Upchurch writes about the show in the Seattle Times

Liedtke offers pleasures galore: strength that doesn't look like strength, stand-on-your-head foot juggling, hula-influenced torso twining (with brief nudity) and extraordinary body articulation (down to the last waggling digit).

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"All three dancers manage effects you'd otherwise imagine only working in some elaborate, artful water ballet." Apr 3, 2009

Steve Wiecking at Seattle Met just posted a review of construct:

"...something remarkably clever is always about to happen. I simply stopped taking notes at one point so I could sit back and enjoy the surprises."

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Tanja Liedtke | <i>construct</i> Apr 3, 2009

Welcome to our review blog for construct. Read our patron reviews, press reviews, and click on the Comments button to read the comments of others. Take a moment post your own thoughts!

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construction Apr 3, 2009

When I decided to join the Boy Scouts of America in the fourth grade, I was handed a block of wood and some wheels, and was told to make a car. This car would then be entered into a racing tournament, where there would be a winner, and inevitably some losers. I remember handing it to my dad, who then handed it to a neighbor, and he did all of the design work and constructing of the thing. I painted it.

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Tanja Liedtke's construct Apr 3, 2009

Walking into the theatre I found the performance space full of construction material – pieces of wood, ladder, sawhorses, and a boom box playing faint music. The stage was set and gave a raw industrial feel; I had no idea of the life these raw elements would take on as construct unfolded.

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Tanja Liedtke "Construct" at On the Boards Apr 3, 2009

Jim Demetre writes about the show over at artdish:

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construct Apr 3, 2009

Construct, a fine, fun performance that gives "dance workshop" a whole new meaning, is not to be missed. An hour where a whole lot happens. Brilliant conception, three wonderful dancers. Polyglot vocabulary of movement and theatrics. Dance macabre, dance satirical, dance mechanical, energetic dance of delight. Kids play, grow up, lovers find and lose each other, build lives, build homes, get silly (very silly), get serious, frame pictures, frame themselves, make their own prisons, make prisons for others. A new kind of drill for dancers you've never seen before.

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Thoughts on Tanja Liedtke's construct Apr 3, 2009

Opening with a scene that had the audience guffawing, the dancers in construct build image upon image with exacting grace. The imagery is humorous and dark and slips easily between slapstick and poignancy. As the piece progressed I often found myself surprised at how quietly the jokes had turned on their heads, becoming achingly serious.

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