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NW New Works Weekend 1 Jun 8, 2014

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I know that my Google Calendar and the lengths of days would disagree, but for me summer officially begins when On The Boards kicks off NW New Works. There is just something so special about this huge pile of new works performed by a vast array of artists that gives the feeling of a shift. It's a cultural solstice of sorts. A renewing of the energies that sends us off on the next season's adventure. The 2014 NW New Works solstice got off to a great start.

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WEEKEND 1 STUDIO LINE UP | NW New Works Festival May 27, 2014

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WEEKEND 2 STUDIO LINE UP | NW New Works Festival May 27, 2014

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Vlogging the Northwest New Works Festival Jun 9, 2013

Amy-Ellen Flatchestedmama Trefsger vlogs about the NWNW Festival Weekend 1 after having slept on it. 

This video is about the Studio Showcase, Weekend 1

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Live Socks! Dec 8, 2012

There is a subliminal shift into euphoria; from the business-as-usual day to that of infinite possibility when I'm confronted with sophisticated puppet theater. I'm wondering if it's because most of us were first introduced to puppets as children and young minds are fertile ground for wild imaginings. There is that requisite permission to surrender and be swept up in the new framework (even knowing that the sock is not really alive...it also IS, because we will it too).

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Love Affair with the Studio Theater Jun 9, 2012

I left the Northwest New Works studio showcase last night thinking, man, I love the studio theater.  Sitting in the very center of the back row, the familiar black and gray vestibule tucked under the lobby of OtB’s main space held me comfortably within a foray of radically different worlds created by four veteran performing artists.

Many of Seattle's most established choreographers have chosen the studio over OtB's main space in this year's festival.  The urban and cultural development nerd in me wants to theorize about the small space insurgency.

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