locust: fundraising party, march 18

locust

Get Crushed—Fundraising party at the Sole Repair Shop
March 18, 2010
Crushed (Photo by Gabriel Bienzycki, courtesy of locust’s fab website)
 
SCUBA tour info • fundraiser press release • Crushed video





PRESS RELEASE—EXCERPT RE: SCUBA TOUR
(verbatim)
About the tour:
locust has been chosen as the Seattle representative for the SCUBA National Touring Alliance. 
SCUBA is a grass roots, artist run network between Velocity Dance Center (Seattle), ODC Theater, (San Francisco), The Southern Theater (Minneapolis), and Philadelphia Dance Projects. locust will be performing a shortened version of their latest work crushed which premiered to critical acclaim at the Moore Theater in February 2009, followed by a run at the TBA Festival in Portland in September 2009. For info about locust and crushed and to see video, go to locustsucka.com

Tour Performance dates: April 10-11 at ODC San Francisco, April 23-24 at the Southern Theater Minneapolis, and May 13-14 at Velocity Dance Center in their new space on 12th Ave!

PRESS RELEASE—FUNDRAISER
(verbatim)

locust presents:
Get Crushed

a fundraiser for the avant-garde garage band of the Seattle dance scene

Date: Thursday March 18th, 2010
Time: 8pm-midnight
Location: Sole Repair Shop on Capitol Hill (solerepairshop.com)
$10 at the door
21 and over (contact Amy O directly for underage admissions)

Come join us for a big ol’ party to raise money for our upcoming Spring tour, hosted by everyone’s favorite tall southern man, Jed Dunkerley!

Bands!
Ivory in Ice World
The Witness
DJ set by Zeke Keeble

Dance performances!
locust
The Can Can Castaways
Soul Shifters
and many others!

Silent auction!
Your chance to bid on amazing things like………

Artwork by:
Ben Beres, Jed Dunkerley, Jason Puccinelli, Jennifer Borges Foster, Michael Rioux, Molly Scott,
Amy Clem and others

Dance classes with:
Amy O’Neal, Ricki Mason, and Ellie Sandstrom

Gift Certificates for:
Massages, Reiki sessions, Banya 5 passes, tickets to shows, dinners, coffee, and many other local goodies!

About locust:
locust is the dance/music/video performance brainchild of musician/composer Zeke Keeble and performer/choreographer Amy O’Neal. Since 2000, they have created 6 evening length works Leave me Inside (2001), Left-out (2002), DEFACE (2004), convenience (2005), mockumentary (2006), and crushed (2009). locust has performed in theaters, nightclubs, galleries, movie houses, and the streets. In Seattle, locust has been produced by On the Boards, the Seattle Art Museum, Experience Music Project, the Northwest Film Forum, Ten Tiny Dances (Portland/Seattle), Seattle Theater Group, Bumbershoot, and Velocity Dance Center. Nationally, locust has been presented by Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out (Becket, MA), The Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT), Joyce Soho (New York, NY), TBA Festival (Portland, OR), SUSHI Performing Arts (San Diego, CA), and Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME). locust invites performers on a project to project basis and has worked with some of the most distinctive and talented performers in Seattle.
locust has received funding from the National Performance Network, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation of the Arts, 4 Culture, Artist Trust, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, Art Patch, and Creative Capital.

About the tour:
locust has been chosen as the Seattle representative for the SCUBA National Touring Alliance. SCUBA is a grass roots, artist run network between Velocity Dance Center (Seattle), ODC Theater, (San Francisco), The Southern Theater (Minneapolis), and Philadelphia Dance Projects. locust will be performing a shortened version of their latest work crushed which premiered to critical acclaim at the Moore Theater in February 2009, followed by a run at the TBA Festival in Portland in September 2009. For info about locust and crushed and to see video, go to locustsucka.com


Tour Performance dates: April 10-11 at ODC San Francisco, April 23-24 at the Southern Theater Minneapolis, and May 13-14 at Velocity Dance Center in their new space on 12th Ave!

locust is an Associated Program of Shunpike.

Shunpike is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit art service organization whose mission is to strengthen the Seattle arts community by partnering with small and mid-size arts groups to develop the business tools they need to succeed. Working in the close partnership with these groups, Shunpike helps solve problems quickly and impart vital skills in finance, organizational management and arts administration.

VIDEO
Take a walk through locust’s website. Lots of pix…plus videos like this one:
O on Vimeo.