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

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Introducing Solo — an exciting new festival of dance for the 18/19 season, featuring thrilling dance artists and choreographers from across the U.S. and Canada. With performances ranging from classical Indian to contemporary movements, from street styles to site-responsive works, it's an electrifying weekend exploring a breathtaking range of dance.

 

Artists & Showtimes

THU, OCT 4
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Dani Tirrell (Seattle)
Robert Adam Moore (Seattle)
Kiruthika Rathanaswami (Edmonton, AB)
Wade Madsen (Seattle)
Vanessa Goodman (Vancouver, BC)

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FRI, OCT 5
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Dani Tirrell (Seattle)
Tyisha Nedd (Seattle/NYC)
Alyza DelPan-Monley (Seattle)
Namii (Seattle)
Nora Sharp (Chicago)

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SAT, OCT 6
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Dani Tirrell (Seattle)
Emily Gastineau (Minneapolis)
Alyza DelPan-Monley (Seattle)
Syniva Whitney/Gender Tender (Seattle)
Troy Ogilvie (NYC)

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SUN, OCT 7
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NIC Kay (NYC)
Dani Tirrell (Seattle)
Alyza DelPan-Monley (Seattle)
Bruno Roque (Seattle)
Orlando Hernández (Providence)
Naomi Macalalad Bragin (Seattle)
Wade Madsen (Seattle)

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Single Tickets

General admission
$25 
$70 covers the average, per-ticket cost of staging a production at On the Boards
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Discounted tickets
TeenTix member: $5 

 

Multi-Ticket Packages 
Save when you purchase tickets to multiple nights of the festival!

See 2 shows for $36 
See all 4 shows for $60
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About Solo: A Festival of Dance

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


Complete Schedule

Seated performances begin at 8:00 pm in the Merrill Theater. Performances and programming before 8 pm take place either offsite or in the Studio Theater and are included in ticket prices listed above unless otherwise noted. 

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; get tickets]
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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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