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Ezra Dickinson in Mother for you I made this
Photo by Tim Summers

Mother for you I made this

May 6–19 Daily, 7:00 PM, 800 block of Steward Street

Part performance and part activism, Ezra Dickinson‘s Mother for you I made this is aimed at activating a conversation about the failed mental health care system in America through memories of Dickinson’s childhood as he lived with and unknowingly cared for his schizophrenic mother. Dickinson’s hour-long solo is built from a series of performances he made as gifts for his mother over a seven year period. Audiences are guided through forgotten public spaces by ushers and given a personal audio tour weaving conversations between Dickinson and his mother with sounds from the actual landscape. Though this is a daily performance, tickets are selling quickly and are available here.

Full Tilt

May 10–11, 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, Velocity Dance Center
Now in it’s seventh year, Full Tilt is an evening of independent dance works by Seattle-based choreographers and produced by Evoke Productions. As in years past, Full Tilt 2013 is a result of pairing local choreographers and dancers selected through an open audition.  This year’s choreographers include Alice Gosti, Kristin Hapke, Jamie Karlovich, Kaitlin McCarthy, and Markeith Wiley. The subject matter varies widely from Karlovich’s piece inspired by the music of Ray Charles, to McCarthy’s exploration of the over-the-top mentality of adolescence. Additionally, Gosti seeks to engage audience members through their senses, emotions, and memories, while Hapke creates a surreal journey intersecting human behavior and animal instinct. Wiley’s piece features five dancers wandering, alternately moving alone, moving together, and getting stuck – all to the sounds of TV on the Radio. Tickets are available here.

Co-LAB 5
May 10–11, 8:00 PM, Erickson Theater
Coriolis Dance’s Co-LAB 5 continues this weekend at the Erickson Theater. This weekend features the same program as last, with one amendment: Co-founder Christin Call will present an excerpt from her work try to hover (or Private Practice 7) about how the roles of caretaker and patient create dynamic struggles between individuals in both the domestic and medical setting. Learn more about Co-LAB and Coriolis Dance in a SeattleDances interview with the co-founders here or read a review of the show here. Tickets can be purchased here.