Kate Wallich/The YC

Splurge Land
Apr 2 - 5, 2015
Apr 2 - 5, 2015

Photo by Jacob Rosen

DATE HAS PASSED Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater


 “tight moves, an electric rapport...mesmerizing”
– The Seattle Times

Seattle’s newest “it” choreographer brings her first large-scale work to the OtB mainstage in a piece capturing the savvy, influences, and talent of the millennial generation. Wallich’s captivating brand of movement is a mix of hip hop, club kid moves, smooth athleticism, and post-post-modern dance tropes (think Cunningham and Bausch run through an Instagram filter), with an added dose of fashion, humor, and pop culture.

Splurge Land from Kate Wallich + The YC on Vimeo.

Wallich’s choreography is perfectly complemented with a score by local musician Johnny Goss (Cock & Swan), whose dreamy mix of analog synths and intricate electronics recently garnered his latest record a “Best of 2013” mention at the Huffington Post. The understated pastel and neon visuals from Northwest artist JD Banke and simple, yet bold lighting design by Amiya Brown add to the aesthetic, creating a mesmerizing and uber-contemporary mood.

Wallich is joined onstage by a trio of virtuosic performers: Lavinia Vago (RUBBERBANDance Group, co-artistic director of The YC), Matt Drews (Saint Genet, tEEth) and Waldean Nelson (Camille A. Brown & Dancers).

KATE WALLICH is a performer and choreographer based in Seattle. She trained at Interlochen Arts Academy and Cornish College of the Arts. In 2010, she began making dance performance and films mostly in collaboration with her company, The YC. Her work has been commissioned and presented nationally and internationally. Wallich is co-Artistic Director (with Lavinia Vago) of The YC. She was last seen at OtB in 2014 in zoe | juniper’s BeginAgain.

Splurge Land is commissioned and supported by OtB’s Performance Production Program.