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Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM's Dark Matters Feb 17, 2011

Did you come see the Kidd Pivot show? Did you see their last show here or is this the first time you've witnessed Crystal Pite's choreography? Give us your thoughts on the performance!

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Watching (IN)STABILITY Feb 6, 2011

Last night was the third time I watched Paul Budraitis performed the project. The first time I watched in OtB 12 MM, the second time in 2009 Artopia. It was fascinating being able to see the different stages of this work being developed over the years. I still remember how shocked I was the first time seeing it; Budraitis did not use many props – it was him, the stage, his handkerchief, the knife, and the pure intensity. The second time I watched I could not focus very well because of the expected intensity and pressure.

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On Paul Budraitis' (IN)STABILITY Feb 5, 2011

This show is filled with reflective surfaces, on stage and in the text. Light bounces off aluminum creating atmosphere and focus, the back wall ripples with reflections from a pool (a sewer? Puget Sound?) agitated with pennies and movement. Broken glass absorbs what is thrown at it. The light design of this show is breathtaking (L.B. Morse is of course responsible), the set is tactile and textured creating tension and metaphor before any action takes place, the performer is earnest and agile and the text is eerily familiar.

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...and the Winner is...US! Jan 31, 2011

Wow, that was a total performance tsunami!

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Dance Off#3! Jan 30, 2011

It was a remarkable evening! Familiar faces making the rounds...like an art party. Everyone's hepped up and excited about tonight's show and are punting ideas about who will take this evening's vote. Look's like I'm not in the front row tonight...as the seats are rapidly swept up by a phalanx of teenage girls, giddy with excitement! They are so jazzed I cannot help but be glad for them and also...get caught up. Divine intervention, as tucking in rows back amidst the audience itself is like swimming within the fever.

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Dance Off #2! Jan 29, 2011

Did I go home and sleep last night? Time is jello because here I am in my same front row seat and am seeing the same people. It's a bit of a social scene here for A.W.A.R.D show #2 with everyone milling about, having casual conversation. Lights out, show time, people sit. "So You Think You Can Dance" Seattle style, night number two.

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what's your experience of the A.W.A.R.D. Show? Jan 28, 2011

Did you attend the first night of performances? Are you coming another night? We want your thoughts on the experience of watching and then voting on dance. How was it for you?

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Dance Off #1! Jan 28, 2011

A sold out crowd being politely asked to scoot in and take the lone empty seats as the aisles back up.

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Give us your thoughts on Faith Triptych Oct 21, 2010

Did you come see Pat Graney Company's Faith Triptych? Leave a comment and let us know what you thought of the show!

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NWNW Weekend Two & Mainstage Showcase Jun 14, 2010

by Shango Los

Writing reviews at the behest of On the Boards usually means I see shows on the opening night. Due to some scheduling surprises, I ended up seeing the Mainstage Showcase on closing night. This was a really warm change. I forgot how festive the audience is, packed with artists from weekend one and how the staff is a bit more loose and fun. Sean Ryan was joyful and exasperated as he gave the final night’s appreciations. My companion and I had now heard them three times already and were able to chant his words to ourselves. (Real Networks, Tim Summers,  "Most ambitious season ever") The Mainstage sold out yet again to many congratulations all around. This NWNW Festival definitely has been the best marketed that I have personally seen and I expect that the response this year has set a whole new bar (for both audiences and performers) for the future.

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