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Program Notes for Heather Kravas: visions of beauty Apr 1, 2017

Only two more chances to see Heather Kravas: visions of beauty! If you're interested in reading a brief introduction by Jenn Joy, author of The Choreographic (MIT Press, 2014), or learning more about Heather, the performers, and the crew, here's a downloadable PDF of this week's program

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visions of beauty by Heather Kravas - interview with Petra Zanki Mar 21, 2017

When Heather said that much of her aesthetics comes from times when she hung at the concerts and in the gritty punk scene in nineties, she got me fully. There is a lot of irrational romanticism in that, but I don’t need much to connect, if the words and ideas, said and unsaid, are right. 

 

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16/17 Season Artists | Heather Kravas Jun 29, 2016


photo by Ryan Jensen

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IDEAS BEHIND THE QUARTET: CHEERLEADING ROUTINES + DAFT PUNK Oct 8, 2013

More inspiration from choreographer Heather Kravas:

1. The Daft Punk Tron soundtrack

2. "This, or pretty much any high school cheerleading routine" - HK

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HEATHER KRAVAS IN ARTFORUM Oct 8, 2013

"The Green Surround." Photo by Jason Starckie

In 2011 Heather Kravas' The Green Surround was named as one of the year's best dance performances (alongside work by Sarah Michelson, Yvonne Rainer and Wim Wenders). The Green Surround cleverly explored eroticization, group mentality, social conventions and perfectionism.

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Kravas dancer Liz Santoro wins Bessie Award Oct 8, 2013

 Liz Santoro in "We Do Our Best". Photo by Ryutaro Mishima

Congratulations to Paris/NY choreographer and Kravas performer Liz Santoro, 2013 Bessie Award winner.

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HEATHER KRAVAS INTERVIEW Oct 7, 2013

Extreme cheerleading, group forms, repetition & Jerzy Grotowski: An interview with choreographer Heather Kravas & OtB Communications Director Erin Jorgensen

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EJ: So you guys went to the University of Washington to get lessons from the cheerleaders?

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IDEAS BEHIND "THE QUARTET": MACHINE DANCE, MOSCOW BALLET SCHOOL Oct 6, 2013

More inspiration for the making of the quartet: Machine Dance, Moscow Ballet School, 1931. Photo by Margaret Bourke-White.

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IDEAS BEHIND "THE QUARTET": SPACE FICTION Oct 5, 2013

Two novels from Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing's Canopus in Argos series (her "space fiction" series) were directly inspiring to the making of the quartet:

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THE SOUND OF THE QUARTET Oct 4, 2013

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