Deborah Hay News

Tahni Holt's DUET LOVE to Premiere at Velocity Founders Theater, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt's provocative world-premiere Duet Love plays with our precious notions of hetero-romance. Holt and a stellar Pacific Northwest artistic team, draw from iconic photographs of famous couples as a driving force to disrupt and question how gendered bodies are portrayed in performance. Developed during a June and August 2014 Velocity Creative Residency, Duet Love thrives upon queer twists by asking: How does audience desire inflect the experience of masculine/feminine into the movement and emotion of dancing bodies? Performed by Ezra Dickinson, Keyon Gaskin, Allie Hankins and Lucy Yim. Music composed by Luke Wyland with special guest Corinna Repp. Dramaturgy by Robert Tyree. Lighting design by Jeff Forbes. Costume design by Jayme Hansen and Kate Fenker. Artistic advice by Chris Larson. (more...)

TRADE PRACTICES, SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, PROTOTYPE and More Highlight HERE's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

HERE announces its 2014-2015 producing season, commencing Labor Day Weekend with the premiere of the Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; and followed by the HERE Resident Artist productions Send for the Million Men by Joseph Silvosky and Bloowst windku by Rebecca Davis. HERE's upcoming season also includes the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/ Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's 2014-2015 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

HERE Sets 2014-15 Season: TRADE PRACTICES, BLOOWST WINDKU & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

HERE announces its 2014-2015 producing season, commencing Labor Day Weekend with the premiere of the Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; and followed by the HERE Resident Artist productions Send for the Million Men by Joseph Silvosky and Bloowst windku by Rebecca Davis. HERE's upcoming season also includes the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/ Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's 2014-2015 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

Tahni Holt, Cherdonna Shinatra and Tere O'Connor Set for Velocity's Fall 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Velocity's exciting Fall Season includes two world-premieres -- celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt, and Seattle's drag community premiere provocateuse, Cherdonna Shinatra -- and the arrival of major American choreographer, Tere O'Connor, in Seattle for a nine-day Velocity Open For(u)m. (more...)

STRICTLY SEATTLE to Feature Six New Works by Local Choreographers, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Super-charged Strictly Seattle performances feature six new works by some of Seattle's most celebrated choreographers: 2013 Stranger Genius awardee zoe | juniper, Pat Graney, Bennyroyce Royon, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers and Byron Carr at Broadway Performance Hall. To accommodate sold-out crowds Velocity has added a third performance-a Saturday matinee at 2pm. (more...)

GOLD SHOW | ROSE SHOW Returns for New Works in Austin This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Recognized last year by the Austin Chronicle as one of the Top Dance Performances of 2013, Gold Show|Rose Show, a co-production from Heloise Gold and Julie Nathanielsz, returns for a second year as a one-weekend presentation of New Works. The evening boldly weaves a riveting program of dance, film and performance in collaboration with local and international artists. Performances will be held today, May 29 - June 1, (Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm) at Galaxy Studio, 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 338. Limited seating is available and early ticket purchase is recommended. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CABARET at the Shaw Festival
by Mary Alderson - May 15, 2014

Deborah Hay as Sally Bowles is a brilliant light shining in this otherwise very dark production of Cabaret, on stage this season at the Shaw Festival. Hayes has captured Sally completely, and in doing so, captivated the audience. Her rendition of "Maybe This Time" is so convincing that you believe she really wants the relationship to work. But then, as soon as Cliff starts packing for Pennsylvania, you can see the interest drain away from Hay's Sally. (more...)

Bill Pullman, Marjani Forte, George Hirsch & More to Lead Arena Stages' HEALING WARS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

A pioneer in the world of contemporary dance, MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Liz Lerman's new theatrical dance piece Healing Wars examines healing in wartime, the nature of damage that continues when battles are over and the question of how individuals and societies absorb the pain and impact of war. The production features a company of performers in multiple roles, including Marjani Forte, George Hirsch, Tamara Hurwitz Pullman, Ted Johnson, Alli Ross, Samantha Speis, Keith A. Thompson, renowned stage and film actor Bill Pullman and a combat veteran to be announced at a later date. The limited engagement, world-premiere production of Healing Wars runs June 6 - June 29 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

New York Live Arts' 2013-14 Studio Series Continues With Rashuan Mitchell's UNTITLED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

New York Live Arts presents the Studio Series showing of Rashaun Mitchell's Untitled, tonight, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at 6:00pm in the third floor studios at New York Live Arts. (more...)

New York Live Arts' 2013-14 Studio Series to Continue With Rashuan Mitchell's UNTITLED, 5/9-10
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

New York Live Arts presents the Studio Series showing of Rashaun Mitchell's Untitled, Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at 6:00pm in the third floor studios at New York Live Arts. (more...)

GOLD SHOW | ROSE SHOW to Return for New Works in Austin, 5/29-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Austin, TX -- Recognized last year by the Austin Chronicle as one of the Top Dance Performances of 2013, Gold Show|Rose Show, a co-production from Heloise Gold and Julie Nathanielsz, returns for a second year as a one-weekend presentation of New Works. The evening boldly weaves a riveting program of dance, film and performance in collaboration with local and international artists. Performances will be held May 29 - June 1, (Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm) at Galaxy Studio, 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 338. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 2013-2014 season with George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream. A complete delight for all ages, this full-length ballet is based on William Shakespeare's comedy about the romantic adventures, quarrels and reunions of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. Balanchine's Midsummer, which New York City Ballet premiered in 1962, was the first original evening-length ballet he choreographed in America. Staged by PNB Founding Artistic Director Francia Russell, PNB's production is an enchanted landscape where misunderstandings and mayhem weave tangled paths through the opulent layers of Martin Pakledinaz's designs and Balanchine's marvelously crafted partnerings. All ends well in Act II's wedding festivities with the recognition of ideal love, tenderly portrayed in an exquisite pas de deux. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays for eight performances only, tonight, April 11-19 at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206. 441.2424, online at PNB.org, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street. (more...)

The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 4/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 2013-2014 season with George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream. A complete delight for all ages, this full-length ballet is based on William Shakespeare's comedy about the romantic adventures, quarrels and reunions of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. Balanchine's Midsummer, which New York City Ballet premiered in 1962, was the first original evening-length ballet he choreographed in America. Staged by PNB Founding Artistic Director Francia Russell, PNB's production is an enchanted landscape where misunderstandings and mayhem weave tangled paths through the opulent layers of Martin Pakledinaz's designs and Balanchine's marvelously crafted partnerings. All ends well in Act II's wedding festivities with the recognition of ideal love, tenderly portrayed in an exquisite pas de deux. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays for eight performances only, April 11-19 at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206. 441.2424, online at PNB.org, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street. (more...)

UMD MFA Dance Candidates Present PLEATED and MY TEMPEST, Now thru 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Two third-year MFA Dance candidates in the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies will present their thesis projects in a shared concert at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center today, March 12-14. Stephanie Miracle's Pleated will take place at 7:30pm followed by Ana Patricia Farfan's My Tempest at 9pm. Tickets for each performance are sold separately, and the artists will hold a talk back following My Tempest on March 13. (more...)

UMD MFA Dance Candidates to Present PLEATED and MY TEMPEST, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Two third-year MFA Dance candidates in the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies will present their thesis projects in a shared concert at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on March 12-14. Stephanie Miracle's Pleated will take place at 7:30pm followed by Ana Patricia Farfan's My Tempest at 9pm. Tickets for each performance are sold separately, and the artists will hold a talk back following My Tempest on March 13. (more...)

Camille A. Brown, Gabrielle Lamb, Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener Set As City Center's 2014 Choreography Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Choreographers Camille A. Brown, Gabrielle Lamb, and Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, who will be working together, have been awarded New York City Center's 2014 Choreography Fellowships. The Fellowship supports choreographers at critical stages in their careers and reflects City Center's long history of nurturing dance makers, from George Balanchine to Christopher Wheeldon. (more...)

MONKEYmedia Releases Deborah Hay's Whole Point Space for iPad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

This interactive dance experience derives from three solo adaptations of the same dance score, No Time To Fly, written and choreographed by American dance pioneer Deborah Hay and performed by Jeanine Durning, Juliette Mapp, and Ros Warby. In conjunction with The Forsythe Company's Motion Bank research project, the three solos were recorded 21 times over 2 years in Frankfurt, Germany. (more...)

New York Live Arts Welcomes niv Acosta and Tess Dworman, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

New York Live Arts will present the world premieres of niv Acosta's i shot denzel and Tess Dworman's macromen during a shared evening of new work, today, January 30 - February 1, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

SALT AND PEPPER Returns to Teatro Paraguas This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Salt and Pepper, a play by Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin, returing to the Teatro Paraguas Studio this weekend, January 17-19, 2014, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. (more...)

Velocity's Bridge Project 2014 to Run 1/31-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Four of Seattle's most promising choreographers create 4 new works in the pressure cooker of just 4 weeks at Velocity's Bridge Project - turning Velocity into an intense hive of urgency, excitement and dedication. This year's performance features exciting new work by emerging Seattle artists Shannon Stewart, Babette McGeady [the Pendleton House], Anna Conner and Colleen McNeary. (more...)

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