Ligia Lewis: Sorrow Swag + minor matter (May 16 - 19)

*SCHEDULE CHANGED: JUMP TO UPDATED PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thurs, May 16 - Sun, May 19, 2019

The schedule for this weekend's performances of award-winning choreographer Ligia Lewis's performances of Sorrow Swag and minor matter has changed. The soloist originally slated to perform Sorrow Swag has been denied the Visa that would allow him to perform at On the Boards. Due to these extraordinary circumstances, Lewis will present a new iteration of Sorrow Swag, featuring Lewis herself and her brother Twin Shadow. This is a wholly new iteration of Sorrow Swag, crafted by Lewis & Twin Shadow for Seattle audiences. 

This new iteration of Sorrow Swag necessitates changes in the weekend’s schedule. In addition to the new performances, a free screening of Sorrow Swag as it was presented at the Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin will be shown before and after all performances.

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UPDATED Performance Schedule:

Thursday, May 16

8 PM minor matter

 Free screening of Sorrow Swag begins at 7 PM in the Rehearsal Room 

Artist conversation to follow the performance.

Friday, May 17

8 PM minor matter

 Free screening of Sorrow Swag begins at 7 PM in the Rehearsal Room 

Artist conversation to follow the performance.

Saturday, May 18

7:30 PM Sorrow Swag in collaboration with Twin Shadow + minor matter in succession (audience is permitted to come and go during the interlude)

Free screening of Sorrow Swag begins at 6:30 PM in the Rehearsal Room 

Sunday, May 19

5:00 PM Sorrow Swag in collaboration with Twin Shadow + minor matter in succession (audience is permitted to come and go during the interlude)

Free screening of Sorrow Swag begins at 4:00 PM in the Rehearsal Room 

 

Ticket holders with questions may contact:
On the Boards’ box office, boxoffice@ontheboards.org
On the Boards’ Artistic Director, Rachel Cook, Rachel@ontheboards.org
On the Boards Executive Director, Betsey Brock, Betsey@ontheboards.org

 

Tickets + Info for Sorrow Swag 

Tickets + Info for minor matter 


About the Artist

Ligia Lewis, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the US, is currently based in Berlin. In 2017 Lewis was awarded a Bessie for Outstanding Production for her latest stage work, minor matter, and awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe for her work Sorrow Swag. In 2018 she was granted a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award in the field of dance. Both her stage works minor matter (2016) and Sorrow Swag (2014) continue to tour internationally. Her work has been shown at various venues and festivals including the following: Abrons Art Center/American Realness (NYC), Flax/Fahrenheit (LA), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), TATE Modern (London), Stedelijk Museum/Julidans Festival (Amsterdam), REDCAT/Pacific Standard Time (LA), and Tanz im August presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).  

As a dancer, Lewis has performed and toured extensively for artists including Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Mette Ingvartsen, and Eszter Salamon. She has collaborated with visual artist Wu Tsang, musical artist Twin Shadow, and with the DJ collective NON Worldwide. Ligia Lewis is currently managed and produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) and she is a factory artist at tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf).

Sorrow Swag and minor matter are presented in part with funding from ArtsWA and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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