WEEKEND 1 MAINSTAGE LINE UP | NW New Works Festival May 27, 2014
The Pendleton House | From the Middle to the Edge
The nineteen members of the newly-formed arts collective The Pendleton House draw on the boundaries created through the architecturally charged space in this highly collaborative, physical, and immersive new work. Their work cleverly blends aspects of sculpture, dance, light, and sound, creating a world of physical risk and intimate beauty. The Pendleton House is a group of artists from different disciplines, led by Babette Pendleton McGeady.
Kyle Loven | Ham Sandwich
Puppeteer/visual artist Kyle Loven brings his particular brand of magic back to OtB in a performance inspired by conspiracy theories and ham radio broadcasts. Ham Sandwich explores how we as viewers and humans process information and determine personal beliefs and truths. Four performers visibly manipulate lights, sound, cameras, objects, and each other in a blending of theater, film, visual art, and music. Loven is a Seattle-based performance and visual artist. His work combines puppetry, projections, objects, sound, and other art forms with the human presence. His live performances have been seen in Amsterdam, Taipei, New York, Minneapolis, Seattle and other US cities.
Crying (Pennington + Bishchoff + Reker) | Crying
Crying is the eponymous debut work of a new, multidisciplinary musical ensemble comprised of composer Jherek Bischoff, vocalist/co-composer Zac Pennington, and choreographer Steven Reker. A choreographed presentation of contemporary pop songs for voice and string ensemble, Crying explores the intricacies and incongruities of performance personae within the pop form — the pop performer as idol, icon, androgyne, messiah, and martyr — in a union of lyrical narrative, movement, and theatrical staging. Zac Pennington is the founder and director for the musical group Parenthetical Girls. His work has been performed at numerous international arts and music festivals.
Rainbow Fletcher | When Jupiter and Saturn Met
Super-athletic choreographer Rainbow Fletcher presents a new dance-video work telling the story of two supernatural observersstudying a gathering of anonymous beings on the verge of transmigration. Fletcher’s signature choreography draws on migration patterns, herding, and community. Moments within the movement examine the dispersal and scattering of a group. Fletcher has been the in-house choreographer for the wildly popular Can Can Castaways for the past eight years.