|KT Neihoff and Ivory Smith in Collision Theory
Photo by Hayley Branch
Lingo Productions: Viewfinder
March 28–30, Suyama Peterson Deguchi,
2324 2nd Ave
Viewfinder is an on-going performance installation where the audience can drop by and depart as they wish. Niehoff and her dancers are collaborating with photographer Hayley Young to create an environment of continuous sound and movement surrounded by cameras, where the audience can stand behind the lens and capture images of their choosing. Viewfinder is part of Lingo’s yearlong Collision Theory project which will culminate in April at On the Boards. More info is available here.
March 29–30, 8:00 PM, The Falls Theater
Seattle Dance Project presents Project 6 featuring an evening of works by
Seattlebased choreographer Jason Ohlberg. Read reviews from SeattleDances hereor the Seattle Times here. Spanning over fifteen years of work, Project 6 presents Ohlberg’s, Gloria, and a re-imagined encore performance of last year’s Departure from 5th. The program weaves lush movement against emotional landscapes of musical and human entanglement. Gloriais a celebration of life, dance and spirit centered around Vivaldi’s master choral work of the same name. Departure From 5th is an original work that Ohlberg created for Seattle Dance Project last season. Powerfully balanced between poignant observations and humorous confessions, Departureis a rare and fascinating look into the soul of the dancer. For tickets and more information, visit the Seattle Dance Project website at www.seattledanceproject.org, or the ACT Theatre website at www.acttheatre.org.
Come Fly with Byrd
March 30, 5:30 PM, Town Hall
Spectrum Dance Theater celebrates the company’s globe-trotting tour to
Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka this February and March. Welcome the company back to the states with a party to raise money for all the programs at Spectrum. The festivities begin at 5:30pm with a Silent Auction and drinks, followed by a dinner, a live auction, and of course dancing. More info available here.
Coming Up Next
Phrasings in Word + Dance
April 5–7, 7:30 PM, Firehouse Performing
Bellingham Repertory Dance presents its seventh annual collaboration with local, regional and national writers this. Co-presented by Chuckanut Sandstone Writer’s Theater, the show will include
Bellingham dancers, actors, writers and poets who have melded their crafts together to create something new for the stage. From new and innovative movement, to film and physical theater, Phrasings will feature a spectrum of works. All proceeds from ticket sales, as well as a silent auction held at each performance, will help the nonprofit dance company cover the expenses of its upcoming season. The show will feature pieces choreographed by company dancers, as well as guest choreographers, Fiona Vigdor, who used to dance professionally in New York Citywith Alan Good (formerly of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company); Mandy Pidgeon, member of Dance Gallery and Ian Bivins, a longtime New-York based Margolis Method (physical theater) artist. Tickets are available here.
Velocity’s Rite of Spring
April 5, 6:30-9pm, After Party 9-10:45pm,
415 Westlake Ave N
Velocity’s signature fundraiser of the year, Rite of Spring invites you to channel your inner bohemian revolutionary. Help celebrate Velocity and pay homage to the stylings and history of Nijinsky’s infamous “crime against grace.” Half performance half party, the evening will include Mark Haim and Beau Van Kirk on piano, Jurg Koch’s intergenerational Rite of Spring, a world premiere by Kate Wallich and the YC. The wild After Party will be DJ’d by POTATOFINGER and include voguing with Alice Gosti, plus the Isadorables, Parisian Dandys, The Absinthe Fairy, and Charlie Chaplin. The evening’s Guest of Honor is Seattle legend Shirley Jenkins and the Honorary Chairs are Saint Genet, Kate Wallich + The YC, and zoe | juniper. Tickets and more info are available here.