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Gutierrez and a Hundred Tiny Deaths – Seattle Dances reviews Miguel Gutierrez Mar 10, 2014

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SATURDAY MARCH 8— A DAY OF READINGS SOMETIMES MORE ACCURATELY Mar 10, 2014

SKY of deluge in the morning and early afternoon
ARTWORKS IN GALLERY
language in view
language in question
language articulated
language created objects, objects as surfaces for language
READING REREADING READING REREADING ILLEGIBLE INARTICULATE WORDS

She enters On the Boards without a backpack, in dry clothes and on time.  She survives her poor reading of the sky and correct garb.  She survives her non-driving travel: madison valley> capitol hill> international district > madison valley > georgetown > queen anne

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Piece Statement: ‘Nothing Is Too Precious’ Mar 10, 2014

Summon: meaning. Search for: meaning. Desire: meaning.

Longing, summon.  Search for, summon. Desire, summon.

(Longing for) Language:
Perceptions Compulsions and Ghosts. 

[123 123 123 123- good things and bad things come in groups and symbols, sleep.]

Compulsions to: create. Create meaning, create movement; create anything that breathes- create it while you’re still breathing. You have time while you’re still breathing.  

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INTRIGUING FUSION OF DANCE AND THEATER Mar 10, 2014

Miguel and the powerful people was an intriguing fusion of dance and theater. Not once did I, as an audience member, find myself predicting what would come next. Miguel did a magnificent job creating a story while carrying a deep conceptual meaning throughout the piece. This piece not only mesmerized me as an audience member with its complex deep concepts, but in a way it created a sense of community. Early on in the piece one of the dancers instructs the audience members to take one another’s hands. This encourages to everyone that came to the show to join and be one in a way.

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Top 11 Ways People Can Stop Being Stressed Out Freaks (or actions my friends take to dig themselves out of an out of control k-hole) Mar 9, 2014

After barely making it to Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People’s performance And lose the name of action, it took me a bit to collect myself and settle into the space. The set was beautifully minimal, consisting of clean, yet disorienting, projections and a large parachute hanging delicately from the ceiling, reminiscent of the ones I hid under on field day during grade school. After being instructed to hold on to the clammy hands of my neighbors, I was sucked completely into the performance.

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I have some questions. Mar 8, 2014

I have some questions.

 

We hold hands and wait for divine inspiration.

 

What about language? Do the words we use create clarity, space even, or do we get caught? A famous choreographer said that the body doesn’t lie but people lie all the time.This work is so transparent, nothing is hidden, yet I feel like I am being tricked. There is something lurking just underneath the surface.

 

What is real? What is planned? What just happened by chance?

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COMMUNITY Mar 7, 2014

There is a lot to talk about where And Lose The Name Of Action is concerned. The seance, the ghosts, how we deal with death, and what's in the box? But I would like to talk about something else entirely from opening night. Community.

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Returning Mar 7, 2014

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The End Mar 7, 2014

Apparently it’s not something that anyone professes to think about, or at least talk about in polite dinner conversation: Death; and here we were, instructed to have a soft hearted gab about what you’d do with the last eight hours of your life. Seated across from Wade and beside my female namesake at the long, suspended table for OTB’s Studio Supper, the answer to me was of course, eat! Seriously, I would eat and then find a soft, quiet green place away from everything and everybody. A damp mossy log out in the woods somewhere.

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AMBASSADOR PROJECT: INSTANT KARMA Mar 6, 2014

An invitation from Jaycee Coleman, Ilaria Ghattas and Brett Love
ON THE BOARDS AMBASSADOR, TEAM 4

One of the great things about an On the Boards show is that it always sparks conversation. In the lobby after the show, on social media throughout the run, and around town as you navigate Seattle's performance community, people love to discuss what they saw. You also always have the option of posting your thoughts to the OtB blog. This time, we thought we would add a new wrinkle to these conversations. 

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