Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People
And lose the name of action
Mar 6 - 9, 2014
$25 • BUY TICKETS Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater
One of America’s most talked about choreographers and his six award-winning performers invite you to an evening that is part dance, part séance and part neurological investigation. In a piece drawing from a life changing experience with his father’s debilitating brain disorder and years of body-mind connectivity research, Gutierrez plays with various disciplines and the way our perceptions determine reality. His all-inclusive cast draws on limitations of language, raw movement, intimate moments and 19th-century spiritualism as they walk a tightrope between body and mind, calm and chaos. While Gutierrez has performed smaller solo works in Seattle over the past few years, this long awaited group project marks the choreographer’s first time appearing at OtB.
Miguel Gutierrez is a US-based choreographer and director known for hyper-intelligent yet infinitely playful performances. With his project-based company of NYC’s finest talents, the Powerful People, he has created numerous productions and gained international notoriety for his works that translate the experiential nature of performing into a sensory experience for the audience. Gutierrez is known to Seattle audiences for Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies (Velocity) and for his time as a teacher and performer with the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation.
Co-commissioned by On the Boards, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and the National Performance Network. And lose the name of action was supported through On the Boards’ Performance Production Program.
Rescheduled from the 12/13 Season.