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The Gold of Potentiality Oct 7, 2016

response by NKO Rey, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

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Harold and the little brown mushrooms Oct 7, 2016

poem by Daemond Arrindell, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

harold has grown up. He calls himself alan now, 

and traded in his purple crayon for little brown mushrooms.

his imagination is still as wild as the blank wall let him be

harold doesn’t draw on the walls anymore, he’s too busy tripping on mushrooms

outside, with his friends - the spirits, and the chicken that lays the [golden] eggs,

 

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Writers Corps Profile: Alan Sutherland Oct 1, 2016

This season, an Ambassador Writers Corps* Member will write a profile on each of the nine local artists in 16/17. These in-depth conversations between local artists and local writers will take the place of curatorial notes in the performance programs. 

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In the spirit of Little Brown Mushrooms Sep 30, 2016

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Little Brown Mushrooms: Psilocybe cyanescens Sep 29, 2016


photo by Bruce Clayton Tom

Artist Alan Sutherland is also an avid mushroom hunter and mushroom expert. Little Brown Mushrooms draws especially from a particular mushroom, of the "magic" variety: Psilocybe cyanescenes.

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Butoh: What Is It? Sep 29, 2016

Performer and choreographer Alan Sutherland is known in the Seattle community as a butoh performer. But what is butoh? This description from dancer Iwana Masaki is an interesting place to start:

"I have never heard of a butoh dancer entering a competition. Every butoh performance itself is an ultimate expression; there are not and cannot be second or third places. If butoh dancers were content with less than the ultimate, they would not be actually dancing butoh, for real butoh, like real life itself, cannot be given rankings."

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Alan Sutherland: Butoh Artist Sep 29, 2016

Get a taste of Alan Sutherland's beautiful movement style in this short excerpt from a performance at Vermillion Art Gallery with Little Brown Mushrooms collaborator Sheri Brown. 

 

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