Solo: A Festival of Dance 2018
Oct 4 - 7, 2018

Merrill Theater

Solo: A Festival of Dance 2018

The solo is a choreographic technique consistently taught to dancers. There is an art to composing a dance, a specificity to the arrangement of movement, a technique of representing various movements, and a notation system. This fundamental building block of making a dance is particularly critical at this moment when so much of dance and contemporary performance is being called into question. It is important to refocus on the core of how we define dance as a medium and discipline.

Festivals allow our audiences, community, and local artists to have access to a number of different performance works simultaneously. Our desire is that this festival becomes an annual tradition, exploring theater or comedy in the coming years, or tackling the form of duets. OtB has a long history of creating weekend or multi-week long festivals, we believe that we can begin to open up the space for conversation about how this discipline and medium of dance and contemporary performance is being defined and explored within our curatorial and institutional practices through this festival.  

— Rachel Cook, Artistic Director


Artists & Showtimes

Dani Tirrell (Seattle)

Robert Adam Moore (Seattle)

Kiruthika Rathanaswami (Edmonton, AB)

Wade Madsen (Seattle)

Vanessa Goodman Tyisha Nedd (Seattle/NYC)

Alyza DelPan-Monley (Seattle)

Namii (Seattle)

Nora Sharp (Chicago) (Vancouver, BC)

Emily Gastineau (Minneapolis)

Syniva Whitney/Gender Tender (Seattle)

Troy Ogilvie (NYC)

Bruno Roque (Seattle)

Orlando Hernández (Providence)

Naomi Macalalad Bragin (Seattle)


2018 Complete Schedule

Thu, Oct 4
7:00 pm: Doors open 
7:30 pm (in the OtB building): Dani Tirrell (Seattle)
8:00 pm (Merrill Theater): Robert Adam Moore (Seattle), Kiruthika Rathanaswami (Edmonton, AB), Wade Madsen (Seattle), Vanessa Goodman (Vancouver, BC)

Fri, Oct 5
7:00 pm: Doors open 
7:30 pm (Studio Theater): Dani Tirrell (Seattle)
8:00 pm (Merrill Theater): Tyisha Nedd (Seattle/NYC), Alyza DelPan-Monley (Seattle), Namii (Seattle), Nora Sharp (Chicago)

Sat, Oct 6
2:30 pm: Doors open  
3:00 pm (Studio Theater): Lecture by Ashley Stull Meyers & Joyce Rosario [lecture is a separately ticketed event]
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7:00 pm: Doors open 
7:30 pm (Studio Theater): Dani Tirrell (Seattle)
8:00 pm (Merrill Theater): Emily Gastineau (pt 1) (Minneapolis), Alyza DelPan-Monley (Seattle), Syniva Whitney/Gender Tender (Seattle), Emily Gastineau (pt 2) (Minneapolis), Troy Ogilvie (NYC).
 
Sun, Oct 7
3:00 – 5:00 pm: NIC Kay (NYC). This performance begins in the Central District and proceeds to OtB. Guests can watch the performance along any part of the route. Route maps will be posted shortly.
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6:00 pm: Doors open
6:30 – 7:15 pm (Studio Theater): Panel discussion with artists Naomi Macalalad Bragin, Orlando Hernández, Wade Madsen, and Dani Tirrell (free with tickets from any night)
7:30 pm (Studio Theater): Dani Tirrell (Seattle)
8:00 pm (Merrill Theater): Alyza DelPan-Monley (Seattle), Bruno Roque (Seattle), Orlando Hernández (Providence), Naomi Macalalad Bragin (Seattle), Wade Madsen (Seattle)

 


Related Events

Sat, Oct 6, 3 pm
Lecture: Ashley Stull Meyers & Joyce Rosario

Sun, Oct 7, 6:30-7:15 pm
Panel discussion with artists Naomi Macalalad Bragin, Orlando Hernández, Wade Madsen, and Dani Tirrell.


 

This festival is curated by Artistic Director, Rachel Cook; Associate Producer, Clare Hatlo; and Director of Program Management, Charles Smith. 

Solo: A Festival of Dance is made possible this season with the generosity of lead donors Case Van Rij, John Robinson and Maya Sonenberg, Tim Tomlinson, and many others. 

 

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