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Previews of Néo-Fiction Sep 13, 2012

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Bunnies, Then and Now Aug 11, 2012

Here at OtB, we have a long history of people in bunny costumes. Earlier this week we were sorting through our poster archive, and we came across this from 1997: 

We also found another bunny-suit image from Gob Squad's show Safe, which came to OtB in 2001. Both of these reminded us of another, more recent bunny-man:

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More reviews of b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau. Oct 8, 2010

OtB's season opener offers beauty, world-renowned performers, and loss of hearing
-Seattle Examiner

Christian Rizzo's Stuporous Tableaux are Minimalist, Hour-Long
-The SunBreak

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Fee-fi-fo…fecund Oct 8, 2010

…Running rabbits can symbolize a waking life situation requiring a hare's agility. Such a dream may also be a communication that one needs to stop using the mind as a tool for over-analyzing a situation and begin using it as a means to productively process intuitive information.

I relish the moments when our urge to define is suspended. When the unexpected giant-slide-for-the-mind-wormhole appears, I will willingly get aboard and ride it through space and time freed from everything but that very experience.

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Christian Rizzo: Seductive Arranger Oct 8, 2010

Everything Christian Rizzo does on stage is deliberate.  Even if perhaps he chooses to pick up candles in a different order each night (which I don't know for certain, but want to find out), he would treat each moment with a formalized tenderness.  The first time I saw Rizzo was in 2006 at On the Boards.  I knew nothing about him then and just showed up wide open and ready for anything, not even reading the program until afterward.  I was blown away by what I saw then, but not in that sense that you just went to performance gospel church where maybe you want to get up and j

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Refinement on the Bleeding Edge Oct 8, 2010

If you are reading this blog entry, you are most likely engaged enough with the dance scene in Seattle that you read some of the deluge of articles about Christian Rizzo both as an enigma as well as the giddy and heartfelt reviews of his recent performances in NYC.  Last night while I was deeply enjoying his opening night performance at On the Boards, I wondered “What could I possibly say that has not been said already in all the glowing press.”  You have most likely heard all about his rockstar nature, his dream career, his muse and dancer Julie Guibert and the fact that this performance,

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Alice Kaderland reviews b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau. Oct 8, 2010

Alice Kaderlan reviewed the performance in the latest post on her blog: "Sturm and Drang but Signifying What?" It starts out:

"From the moment the lights come up on Christian Rizzo's new work, b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau, you know you're in the hands of an accomplished visual artist."

Read the full review.

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Christian Rizzo: Holy Mercy! Oct 8, 2010

Why is Brendan Kiley proclaiming "Holy Mercy!" in the title of his post on Christian Rizzo? Click through to the Slog to find out.

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A Modigliani comes to life Oct 8, 2010

I saw the Jesse Bernstein doc at the Moore and will take heart in his words, "Just do your job." I was worried i wouldn't like it. There was a lot of press, a lot to read, it's from France... I heard "highly stylized and gestural" and I thought, "Oh no not a gesture dance," even though i like making them myself. But the stage was enclosed white and the curtain opened fast on us all chatting in our seats and that was exciting off the bat. Soft black sculptures hung from the ceiling and they looked like high fashion archetypal entrails, some with hair. She was lying on a table.

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Patron reviews in my inbox this morning Oct 8, 2010

Here's some of the comments I've received this morning about b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau.:

 

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