NW NEW WORKS FESTIVAL 2018: Showcase 4

Merrill Theater
Sat-Sun, Jun 16-17 at 8 pm    

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Alicia Mullikin | MORENA

Photo: Joseph Lambert

Alicia Mullikin | MORENA: REINA
(Dance | Seattle)
An exploration of the innate beauty and power that comes from women of color. Through a multi-cultural cast, familial histories, and emotional experiences, four women will reveal the queen that lies within.

Alicia Mullikin is a Chicana choreographer and teaching artist. She studied dance at Riverside City College and completed her Bachelors of fine Arts at Cornish College of the Arts. She was nominated for the James Ray Distinguished Artist Award in 2017 and is an eXit SPACE artist-in-residence for the 2017/18 season. Alicia is dedicated to representing her truth through dance, allowing cultural expression and deeply emotional content to inform her works. She believes that art and social change are deeply connected; through her teaching she aids in the development of active thinkers. Alicia is on staff at Seattle Academy of the Arts and Sciences and exit SPACE School of Dance.  


ilvs strauss

ilvs strauss: desert/DESERT
(Performance | Seattle)
A solo journey into the desert in search of god, self, happiness. Drugs were involved.

ilvs strauss is an analytical chemist turned multi-disciplinary performance artist and theater tech living and making work in Seattle. Her art cuts a wide swath across disciplines, ranging from Dance Narrative performance to anamorphic outdoor sculptures, illustrated storytelling (aka Slide Shows) to haiku poetry. She also leads workshops on writing, movement, performance and the ever amusing combination of all three. Her solo piece, Manifesto was listed in Dance Magazine’s BEST of 2014 list (exclamation point). Most recently, she wrote, directed and acted in her first play, Deep Space Lez: Episode 1. 


Fausto Rivera and Cheryl Delostrinos

Photo: Frank Correa

Fausto Rivera and Cheryl Delostrinos of Au Collective: Tequila con miel y limón
(Dance | Seattle)
A remedy: cough syrup, un jarabe. The cure for contemporary maladies comes in multiple forms—including the relationships that sustain us. 

Fausto Rivera is a Chicano dance artist from the Pacific Northwest. He graduated with a BA in Dance and a minor in Anthropology from the University of Washington, where he was awarded the Evelyn H. Green Endowed Scholarship for artistic merit and promise. He grew up training in Mexican Folk Dance with Joyas Mestizas, and trained in ballet and modern dance in college. While at the UW, he danced with the Chamber Dance Company under the direction of Hannah C. Wiley, performing work by Lar Lubovitch, Danny Shapiro/Joanie Smith, Bill T. Jones, and Doug Varone. He has also trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Northwest Dance Project’s Launch: 10, and, for a semester, at the University of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. He is a founding member of Seattle’s Au Collective, a collective of dance artists that highlight the work of artists from marginalized communities. Au Collective has presented work at On the Board's NW New Works, Velocity Dance Center's Nextfest NW, Legendary Children and Remix at the Seattle Art Museum, as well as self-produced two full evening length shows. Fausto has also been a company member of Spectrum Dance Theater since January 2015. With Spectrum, he's been able to tour nationally and internationally as a dancer, as well as a facilitator of workshops on dance and social/racial equity.

Cheryl Delostrinos is a Filipino American born and raised in Seattle. She is one of the co-founders of Au Collective. Delostrinos began her training at Kathy’s Studio of Dance, The Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Cornish College of the Arts. She has had the privilege of studying with the American Ballet Theater, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, ARC Dance Productions, the American Dance Festival, Doug Varone and Dancers, and the Alvin Ailey School in New York. In 2013, she graduated with a B.A in Dance from the UW and was awarded the Evelyn H. Green endowed scholarship for artistic merit and promise. As a professional movement artist, she has worked with Prism II under the direction of Sonia Dawkins, the Chamber Dance Company under the direction of Hannah Wiley, and collaborated and toured with the Pat Graney Company. Delostrinos has presented many works for festivals and events in Seattle and New York, including The CHIN Project at the 92nd st Y, the NW New Works Festival, SAM Remix, and the Beacon Hill block party. She is a cultural worker and movement educator with SAAS, Arts Corps, Yesler Community Center, and Coyote Central. Cheryl is passionate about creating a platform for the youth to access the tools they need in order to empower themselves.  

Rainbow Fletcher | HYPERNOVA

Rainbow Fletcher/HYPERNOVA: Eleven Eleven: A High-Energy Meditation on Coincidence
(Dance/Film | Seattle)
Coincidence can be interpreted as fate, chance, accident, or design. Dance and film illuminate the moment when two unexpected things align in time and space.

Rainbow Fletcher is a choreographer, dancer, and director. As a freelance artist she has performed and created works for a variety of dance companies, venues, music videos, and commercial productions located in and around the Pacific Northwest. In 2014, Rainbow closed the chapter of a decade long career performing and choreographing for the Can Can Castaways. That same year she founded HYPERNOVA Contemporary Dance Company. The company is an ongoing representation of Rainbow’s work which is known for it’s unmistakable originality, complexity, and modern sensibility. Beyond her own work, Rainbow is Co-Artistic Director of The Offshore Project; a longstanding creative partnership with fellow artist and collaborator, Ezra Dickinson. Rainbow graduated with a BFA from Cornish College of the arts.



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