men in dance: against the grain – press release: boal dances byrd

BOAL DANCES BYRD AT MEN IN DANCE
The powerful Jason Ohlberg in a photo by Colleen Dishy
—a screen shot of Men in Dance’s web
Is it genius marketing or good dance fun? Check out this partnership of two artistic directors: PNB’s Peter Boal dancing in a work by Spectrum’s Donald Byrd! At…Men in Dance in October.
Their full press release follows verbatim, but here’s a reminder of the folks we’ll be seeing. The order has changed a bit…the following comes from a Sept. 21 e-mail.
Week 1
Donald Byrd, Barry Kerollis, Cheryl Johnson, Wade Madsen, Jason Ohlberg, David Lorence Schlieffers, Eva Stone, Alia Swersky, Olivier Wevers, Deborah Wolf.
Week 2
Sonia Dawkins, Louis Gervais, Cheryl Johnson, Geoffrey Johnson, Jason Ohlberg, Christian Swenson, Alia Swersky, Gérard Théorêt, Markeith Wiley, Deborah Wolf.

[Press release from MID, basically verbatim]

“JUST IN ~ 8TH FESTIVAL FEATURES PERFORMANCE BY PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, PETER BOAL

(Seattle, WA) The 8th biennial Men In Dance (MID) Festival will be held at Broadway Performance Hall on the Seattle Central Community College Campus (1625 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122, (206)325-3113). The festival will run October 8th & 9th at 8PM, 10th at 2PM and 15th & 16th at 8PM, 17th at 2PM. Ticket price ranges from $12 to $20. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. Credit card purchases through Brown Paper Tickets. Cash and check sales only at the door.

MID is excited to announce that at this year festival Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director, Peter Boal will be performing a solo premiere by Donald Byrd. Along side this strong performance will be many more great artists. Show line up is as follows: Week 1 – Donald Byrd, Barry Kerollis, Cheryl Johnson, Wade Madsen, Jason Ohlberg, David Lorence Schlieffers, Eva Stone, Alia Swersky, Olivier Wevers, Deborah Wolf. Week 2: Sonia Dawkins, Louis Gervais, Cheryl Johnson, Geoffrey Johnson, Jason Ohlberg, Christian Swenson, Alia Swersky, Gérard Théorêt, Markeith Wiley, Deborah Wolf.

To find more information about MID’s 8th Festival Against The Grain please go to our website at www.menindance.org.”