10/11 previews from the NY Times Sep 13, 2010

by Jessica

The NY Times just released their guide to the new season. While much of it is NYC centric, a few OtB performances get called out:

Christian Rizzo
"It’s been two years since this French choreographer made his overdue New York debut. Now he presents another solo, for Julie Guibert. Featuring the musician Gerome Nox and lighting design by Caty Olive, b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau. promises to be another visually spare but striking feast. (The solo can also be seen Oct. 7-10, opening another impressive season at the excellent On the Boards theater in Seattle, where Mr. Rizzo made his American debut in 2006.) Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The Kitchen."

Ralph Lemon
"If I had to choose one show to see this fall, it would be How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere? Mr. Lemon’s new intermedia performance draws on multiple strands from his work and life, including his relationship with Walter Cater, a 102-year-old Mississippian who figures prominently in Mr. Lemon’s visual art and film. Not to mention the work’s cast (including Okwui Okpokwasili, Omagbitse Omagbemi and Mr. Lemon). Luckily there’s a seven-city tour, including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (Sept. 23-25) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (Oct. 13-16). Sept. 16. Krannert Center for Performing Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; (217) 333-6280,"

Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM
"In Dark Matters, Ms. Pite pulls puppetry into her theatrical, physical dance sensibility. The Canadian choreographer’s company, Kidd Pivot, is now based in Frankfurt (taking a page from her former boss, William Forsythe). Tour dates for Dark Matters include Oct. 14-16 at the Walker Art Center, (612) 375-7600,; and Oct. 21-24 at Peak Performances@Montclair, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J.; (973) 655-5112,"

Sarah Michelson
"What happens when Mr. Maxwell writes a dance and Ms. Michelson interprets it? “Devotion” does—the work, one of few contemporary collaborations between major artists from dance and theater, promises to be one of this season’s must-see affairs. The Walker Art Center , which commissioned the work, will present it Feb. 17-19, and it will be at On the Boards in Seattle from March 10-13. But you can catch these two powerhouses at the Kitchen first. Jan. 18-27." 

Read more of the NY Times picks for the fall season