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Troubleyn's Orgy of Tolerance May 15, 2009

I had not quite registered the image onstage until I heard, "Sometimes this is just the more modern way of doing things." The cast was onstage warming up in their underwear and sports socks. Someone else responded, "Oh, now I see why everyone is sitting so close." I was sitting in front of an older couple and their friends who were seemingly out for a nice night of art/theatre. The piece began and launched into a masturbation competition. I’m fairly certain that they didn’t know what they were in for and I very was happy that they came. I'm not sure they were.

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Orgy of Tolerance May 15, 2009

"When you sit on your sofa at home in the evening and watch television," says Fabre, "you see so much perversity and violence, such extreme excess, that as an artist you cannot top it."

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Open direct letter to Jan Fabre: May 15, 2009

Jan, you missed the mark. You took aim at so many human sins and indulgences, and arranged them in a shocking, high-art fashion, and yet in the end, you said nothing, suggested nothing, and added nothing to what should be a grand conversation on awareness in the 21st century. The program says you were inspired by finding yourself sitting down, watching sex and violence, and not doing anything about it. But what did you make me, as your viewer? An American, sitting down, watching sex and violence, and doing nothing.

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Seattle Dances on Jan Fabre May 14, 2009

New dance blog Seattle Dances  posted a preview of Jan Fabre this morning:

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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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