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this is a forgery
April 22–May 1, Erickson Theater Off Broadway
from this is a forgery (photo by Tim Summers)
link to reviews • video from marketing e-mail


And from the marketing e-mail: a video : )

“Nancy Guppy visited Amelia’s rehearsal earlier this week for Art Zone—the segment airs starting tonight at 8pm on Channel 21. It’ll also be on KCTS Channel 9 next Wednesday at 7:00pm. Conveniently, you can also find the episode at It should offer a nice teaser of the movement …”

this is a forgery
A solo dance performance by Amelia Reeber
April 22–24, 2010
April 30–May 1, 2010
Erickson Theatre Off Broadway
1524 Harvard Avenue between Pike and Pine on Capitol Hill
Seattle, WA — March 8, 2010 — Amelia Reeber, acclaimed dance artist and winner of the Joyce
Theater and On the Boardsʼ A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2009, unveils this is a forgery—a new, full-length
solo performance with original music by Sam Mickens of The Dead Science and video by Joe
Moore. Blending dance, theater and projected images, this is a forgery delivers Reeberʼs layered
abstractions on life in delightfully concrete terms.
A Seattle-based choreographer/performer with an international touring presence, Amelia Reeber
is known for wry, intelligent dance that inspires both laughter and reflection. Her recent solo,
Dreamlife, won over audiences at the Joyce Theater and On the Boardsʼ A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2009
and earned Reeber a $10,000 cash prize. The award gave Reeber the opportunity to expand this
is a forgery, which was workshopped last June as part of On the Boardsʼ Northwest New Works
Festival, into an evening-length work.
A multi-media look at how our lives unfold in the flux of what we seek, what we receive and how
we respond, this is a forgery is the latest from one of Seattleʼs most powerful choreographic
voices—one that blends virtuosity with a knack for exploring personal discovery onstage in a
manner that is genuine, entertaining and often hysterically funny.
this is a forgery
A solo dance performance by Amelia Reeber
THU–SAT | APRIL 22–24 | 8PM
Erickson Theatre Off Broadway
1524 Harvard Avenue between Pike and Pine on Capitol Hill
Info at | tickets at
The creation of ‘this is a forgery’ was made possible in part by the City of Seattle Office of Arts &
Cultural Affairs and The Joyce Theater Foundation, On the Boards and the A.W.A.R.D. Show!
2009 (Seattle grant funded by a generous contribution from The Boeing Company).
About Amelia Reeber:
Amelia is a solo performing artist and choreographer living in Seattle, Washington. She has
created many small-scale works and improvisations that reflect her interests in time, the narrative
of the body, and relationships with space, landscape, and imagination.
Amelia has performed in four works by seminal American choreographer Deborah Hay: Music,
Beauty, Mountain, and If I Sing To You, which was commissioned by the William Forsythe
Company and toured internationally during 2008-09. Reeberʼs solo, Peak and Draft, was
presented with Mountain in the Northwest Artist Series at On the Boards and, while traveling in
Cambodia, Amelia had the opportunity to perform that work for the Khmer Arts Ensemble.
Amelia has collaborated with and performed for a range of artists. She was a founding member of
Foot In Mouth, a choreographer/composer collaboration whose work was presented as part of On
The Boardsʼ Northwest Artist Series at in 2005. Also in 2005, she performed in Pat Graney
Companyʼs touring production of The Vivian Girls.
Amelia is a 2009 City Artist grant recipient (City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs) and is
Velocity Dance Centerʼs 2010 Choreographer in Residence. She will be creating a new work for
10 dancers as part of Velocityʼs Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive in July 2010. She has
received support for her work from 4Culture, smART ventures, Artist Trust and more. She was
2006 Artist Trust Fellowship recipient in choreography. In December 2009, Amelia won the Joyce
Theaterʼs A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2009 at On the Boards.
Michael Meade, author of The World Behind the World and founder of Mosaic Multicultural
Foundation, wrote this about Amelia:
“As a choreographer she pulls audiences to the edge of uncertainty before leading them
into areas of self-discovery. As a dancer she combines finely honed technical skills with
unique twists that can be ironic and comic, yet are always wryly intelligent.“
About the A.W.A.R.D. Show!
The A.W.A.R.D. Show! (Artists With Audiences Responding to Dance) was created in 2006 by
choreographer Neta Pulvermacher/The Neta Dance Company and producer Marisa König Beatty
in response to a need for a lab-like space in which working dance artists can engage in an open
dialogue with the audience about the work presented. The A.W.A.R.D. Show! is administered and
produced by The Joyce Theater Foundation.
Following three successful years of The A.W.A.R.D. Show! in New York City at Joyce SoHo, The
Joyce Theater invited national peers, including On the Boards (OtB), to host versions of the
dance competition in their respective regions. Twelve artists from the Northwest were selected by
a national panel to present 15-minute performances at OtB and compete for a $10,000 prize.
Audiences voted on their favorite act each evening. Along with two other finalists, Amelia then
competed for the grand prize, which was determined by the audience along with an independent
panel of dance experts.